Season’s Greetings! In honour of the holiday cheer and Christmas spirit I decided to make a lovely Christmas Skirt to wear today. I had that familiar itch that just makes me want to sew and create. I started rooting around in our fabric bin and I came across this leftover Christmas patterned fabric.
I proceeded to cut one piece that was the width of my waist plus several inches for gathering and seam allowances. I then sewed a tube along the top to fit my elastic through, which I measure to fit snugly at my hips. After feeding the elastic through my tube I sewed it in place and sewed the tube closed. I then sewed the the skirt together and made the seam down the side. I decided to try a blind hem stitch. If you have never used it, I highly recommend it, because it’s easy and looks amazing! It does take some practice though so I would suggest trying it out on some scraps before attempting it on the hem.
As you can see it looks great, and no stitches visible!
I wore it with a gold silk top tucked in and a black cardigan and a black belt to my family’s Christmas Eve dinner last night and I must admit I got many compliments.
However I made some miscalculations and my skirt ended up being a little too big around my hips therefore I needed to wear a belt with it. But the only belt I had fit around my waist so I ended up having to pull the skirt up higher than where it was meant to be. Fortunately I can easily take it in and fix the mistake!
Merry Christmas darlings!