Yesterday I decided to squeeze in a little time for myself...Because of my hypothyroidism, I gained quite a bit of weight over winter. I'm slowly back on track (more on this later) but, unfortunately, most of my clothes just don't fit properly :( I have a full closet and not much to wear. And no money to shop :)
So I thought it was time for me to make something just for myself :) Like this striped maxi skirt:
I'm not much of a seamstress, far from it. The last time I made a skirt was when I was twelve (I think) at my school Home Improvement class. It's been a while...
But this one was so easy! It literally has four cuts, four seams. I'm not good at writing tutorials on sewing (duh!) but here is a pretty good one.
I've had this fabric for a while. I honestly don't even remember where I got it from or why. I had just enough fabric for this project (about 1 1/2 yards), so I had to be careful how I cut it.
I basically cut A-lined silhouette for the skirt by folding the fabric in half and using my measurements (if you make a striped skirt, be sure to carefully match lines together before you start cutting):
The hardest part is measure yourself right. It works so much better to ask somebody to help you out with that. Because I didn't have anyone to help (two munchkins here don't count), I somehow added 1.5 inches when I measured my waist. When I tried the skirt on half way, it was too big... yeah I don't know what happened...But hey, it was a pleasant surprise that I'm not as big as I thought at first I was :)
Then I used leftover fabric to cut the top portion. I really wanted to have a "yoga fold" (you know, like on those comfy yoga pants) but I just didn't have enough fabric left:
Then sewed it all together, and it's done!
I know, I still need to press those seams but it's pretty much finished :) I love how comfy and versatile it is:
What do you think? Now I'm itching to go and sew some more...
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By Stephanie Lynn