Thursday, 7 June 2012

New Skirt

It's been lovely weather here lately so instead of crafting and blogging I've been outside enjoying the sunshine :) But now it's grey and miserable again so I'm back on the computer!

I did do a little bit of crafting - When the sun came out I decided I wanted a new skirt so made this out of a granny nightie I bought for £5 at a charity shop.

This is how I made it!

I've lost most of my pictures for this tutorial but it was quite simple to do.

Basicly I cut off the bottom part and added and elasticated waist - done!

More detailed instructions:

  1. Measure from the hem to the length you would like the skirt (the top part will sit around the waist) plus about 3 inches and cut from the nightie.
  2. Measure around your waist and cut a piece of elastic this length plus an extra half inch and stitch the two end to make a circle.
  3. Hand wind your bobbin with elasticated thread.
  4. Turn over the top of the skirt like you're making a hem with the elastic in side. Like this:

This can be a bit tricky because the elastic should be smaller than your skirt but go with it!

     5. Sew this together - make sure you don't sew the elastic to the fabric!

And this is what you're left with . .  .

Elasticated waists are great but not the prettiest things so I covered mine with a thick waist belt.

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