So I suppose if you have been living under a rock somewhere you may not have seen this upcoming DIY from Anywho.
Heres the starting dress. Got this potato sack for a buck and it still had the original tags on it. I loved the color and its super soft.
1. Use a high waisted bodycon skirt as a pattern (I added about 1/2″ around for seam allowance I also added about 3 inches on the top of mine to make a waistband. Because I made mine from an already made item I used the hem of the dress so if you are not remaking an item you may want to add some allowance for a hem.)
2. Cut 8 wide pieces. (I cut 4 pieces and folded them in half – my pieces were 10 inches wide and 24 inches long. Sew these pieces in order to make 4 tubes)
3. Cross two tubes to achieve a draped affect. Repeat with the remaining two. (Just use the front piece of your skirt for this.
4. Pin everything down all the way around then take the back of the skirt and attach it to the front piece. (I pinned my draped pieces down and sewed them on before attaching the front and back pieces together. I also added a waistband of elastic because it was all wide and weird on me without it.)
I was really wary of how this was actually going to look once it was finished but I actually really really like it and it was just so super easy.
If you wanted to recreate this skirt as the original then you would have to do the draping on the back too. I chose to forgo this as I don’t think I need excess volume and lumpiness on my backside.
I think I would probably wear this with a belt from now on because the elastic waist kind of makes a weird line and I’d probably wear it with tights to to cover those pastey white legs. haha
On another note a small sewing gremlin has stolen the collar for the Theresa dress so that project is on hold for now until boohoo.
May 18, 2010
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