Why, hello! Are you here to admire my new DIY midi skirt? Let me stand in the basement and model it for you:
Before we jump in, if you’re here for instructions let me direct you this way because I don’t have any. This was my first time making clothing from scratch–as opposed to tailoring an existing piece to fit my gangly frame–and I was 80% sure there would be some wonky fit issues so I didn’t bother photographing the process. Hubsey even wandered in while I was working and asked if he should take a picture of me, and I was like, “Nah, whatever.” LESSON LEARNED.
So, no official tutorial, but I can tell you a few things about the skirt in general. It’s a polyester knit, which feels like a cloud and has enough give that I can just step into it. Because the fabric is so stretchy, I had to make the waist smaller than its actual measurement to keep the whole thing from sliding off. I adjusted by about 2″. This took almost two yards of fabric because I’m tall and I wanted to attempt a circle skirt (less work, keepin’ it real), but you could make a non-circle version with less yardage and more seams.
Full disclosure: I did goof up the hem a little bit in a wiggly line sort of way. The length itself is even all the way around (I checked) but I was caught off guard by the slipperiness of the fabric and the stitches are wavy. Thankfully, there’s a lot of volume here and you can’t really tell, but I may re-do it down the road anyway.
I guess I could show you how it looks from the front:
t-shirt: Target // skirt: meeeeeee! // shoes: Clarks // watch: Aldo
I’m actually wearing this right now as I type and I don’t want to take it off. I made it on Friday afternoon–on a whim!–and have already worn it twice, so maybe I should stop computering and go whip up some more. (Black would be practical and I wouldn’t say no to OXBLOOD either.) This was way more successful than my OTHER spontaneous idea to bake cauliflower biscuits; they are soggy boogers. Skirt: 1 Cooking: 0
What have you been making lately? Have you ever attempted clothes from scratch? Who else has made a circle skirt? Shall we twirl around on a mountaintop together?