Racing Stripes Skirt
I’ve had this fabric for a while, originally I wanted to sew curtains out of it, but I was looking for a couple of weeks for a high waisted skirt and couldn’t find one. I actually didn’t even know, how you call that kind of skirt I was looking for. I wanted it to be kind of stiff and puffy, above the knees and yes, high-waisted. I went through many stores, without any luck, so I decided to make it on my own.
I have to say, I’m totally clueless when it comes to sewing, I don’t know the right words and expressions, that you use in the ‘sewing world’ either, so bare with me! I’m trying to make this DIY as understanding as possible….
Width: Measure your waist, double it, and add 3 inches.
Length: Measure from a few inches above your waist (depending on how high-waisted you want this thing) to where you want the skirt to hit, for example your knee. Add 1 inch.
1. Cut out your fabric, then make your pleats and sew them into place.
2. Sew the length of our skirt (side seam). You will now have already the skirt, just without the waistband.
3. Pin waistband to skirt, right sides together, matching the side seam of the skirt.
4. Sew waistband onto skirt.
5. Sew the zipper on op of the waistband and side seam. Do your best to center the teeth along the line of the seam before. Great zipper tutorial here.
Unfortunately I don’t have a zipper foot, it still works without, but it kind of sucks;-)
6. Once you have sewn the zipper, you get to do the fun part: ripping out the seam to reveal the zipper.
I can hardly believe it, but this took me only 2 hours! I’m off to buy some more fabric;-)