Christmas Skirt DIY

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.

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The Christmas 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.

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The finished skirt

As you can see it looks great, and no stitches visible!

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My Christmas outfit!

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!

xxoo

Kate

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