If you are a follower of this blog, you may have noticed a trend.
I love to make no pattern required clothes.
I have a new take on the no pattern required skirt.
It reminds me of a skirt that comes straight from the 19-50’s or 1960’s
I love how it is full & pretty.
This skirt is just 2 long rectangles, sewn up the side, elastic casing sewn & hemmed.
I measured my widest measurement
(of course it’s my bum!)
& tripled it.
Halve that measurement & that is how wide to make each rectangle.
(click on the diagram to enlarge)
Sew the 2 rectangles together as in the diagram above.
Sew the elastic casing & hem.
I used these strips of paper (in the pictures below) to make a neat hem & elastic casing.
I used them as a guide to iron the allowance then pinned & sewed.
Thread the amount of elastic needed to sit snugly on your waist & sew it securely.
You then have yourself a beautiful full & flirty skirt.
Team it with a pair of ballet flats for an everyday look or with a pair of heels for a more sophisticated look.
It would be perfect for a day at the park, a shopping trip with friends, a lunch date, a dinner date & even the office.
It would look great with a little strappy singlet in summer, a plain t-shirt in spring, with a little black cardigan in autumn & even fantastic with a denim jacket or blazer in winter.
Dress it up with a load of bling or funk it out with some big chunky bracelets.
Well, I think I may have to make 10 of these!
I could make one in every colour of the rainbow, every bright bold print, every delicate floral……
you name it, it would be perfect!