DIY: Easiest Skirt Tutorial
Happy Monday everyone! First, I would like to apologize because this post was definitely promised to go up yesterday but I completely forgot about Easter activities. Between church, visiting family, getting Easter baskets for Layla, and working on my business, Little Laylabug, I was completely tied up. I hope that you forgive me and enjoy this tutorial!
Spring inspires me to sew and make outfits. With the warm weather out, there is more of an opportunity to show off what I've made. My favorite item to sew this time of the year are pretty, flowy skirts. I love skirts but I have to admit, my baby Layla sure does wear it better than me. I actually made this on Saturday and I wanted to share it with you in case you wanted to make a million billion skirts this summer.
This will probably be one of the easiest skirts you will ever make, seriously. The project in total cost less than $5. I'm sure the price will vary based on the fabric you choose to use. The fabric in the photo above was non stretch cotton from Walmart that was priced $3/yard. Since I was making the skirt for Layla, I only needed 1/4 yard of fabric. The elastic used was $0.47/yard at Walmart. This skirt can be made for any little diva you may know, as well as yourself.
What you need:
Sewing Machine or Needle & Thread
Braided or Knit Elastic
Once you have your pattern cut out, serge ends on the top and bottom to prevent fraying. If you do not have a serger, use the stitch below:
Once you finish the top and bottom, connect the sides to form a seam. Sew a zig-zag stitch and a straight stitch on the side seam.
Make sure that you iron the seam down flat.
Measure the elastic to the size of your waist and add an inch. Lay the elastic on the top of your fabric to figure out how wide your waist band should be. Remember to leave room for a top stitch and so you can maneuver the elastic through.
Pin down the fabric and sew a straight stitch at the top and bottom leaving an opening in the middle.
Next, fold up the bottom about 1/4-1/2 inch for your hem and sew a straight stitch across.
This next step is my least favorite. Now, you have to insert your elastic through the waist band. I attached a safety pin to one end of the elastic to help me push it through. Scrunch the waist band as you are pushing the elastic through until it reaches the opening. Sew the elastic together using two zig-zag stitches for extra security.
Sew the waist band closed. I added my tag inside. Excuse the stitches by the way. This skirt was for tutorial purposes only.
CONGRATULATIONS! You just finished the EASIEST skirt tutorial!
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Until next time beautiful....