I’ve recently gotten back into sewing and upcycling clothes which is part of the reason I decided to start this blog. My first project was pretty simple. I didn’t want to dive right into something complicated on day 1. After all I’m no expert seamstress so this skirt was a nice little refresher. I picked up elastic band and some material from the local fabric shop.
All I did was measure the elastic to wear I wanted the skirt to sit at my waist. Then I cut my material to double that length. I folded my elastic in half, pinned it; then in quarters, pinned it; and again in eighths and pinned it. I did the same with my material then I matched up the pins and pinned the material to the elastic. I continued putting more pins in to make my pleats. Next I sewed the edges together then cut it to the desired length with a little extra for hemming. And voila! And adorable little skirt that I can wear with just about everything.
And it really is versatile, I’ve worn it with black pumps, flats, flip flops, sweaters, t-shirts, tank tops, scarves, etc. It can be dressed up or down, which is what I really love about it.
Hope you enjoyed my first little project!