Nov 20, 2011

Easy Houndstooth Skirt

Lately, I've been playing around with knits. I started here, then starting reading this blog, and thought, Maybe I should try clothes?
I made a Lil' Scarf (check out the tutorial) with some great medium-weight, stretchy (but not too stretchy) knit houndstooth fabric (clearance at Joann's!). And then figured I'd try a skirt. I love skirts. They work all year round and usually a good one is hard to find (and too expensive). So making one made sense.
Now I've never made a skirt before. So I needed to start with something simple. Something you could just pull on. 
This is it. 
See my waist band? It's so very easy to do. You just fold the band (mine was about 10" wide) in half width-wise, then sew both selvage ends to the right side of the skirt.
This way, when you fold down the band, the inside looks very neat. You never see the sewn edge that pieced the band and skirt together. (Because it's tucked under the band on the outside of the skirt! Yeah!)
Here's a look at my hem. I don't have a serger, so I just did a zig-zag on the raw edges and then folded them up and sewed two lines across the bottom. (Yes, the lines could've been straighter. Oops.)
And that's it. A skirt that looks good, but didn't take a good deal of time!
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  1. WOW!!! It looks great and you look great in it! Being tall it is difficult to find skirts that fit properly, so making your own seems like a brilliant idea :)

  2. Wow! Lovely skirt - and lovely legs!!! I'm a wee bit jealous (of both your sewing talent and your figure)! ;-)

  3. That looks great! I love Houndstooth! Found you from Tatortots and Jello

  4. Very pretty! This is my kind of project!

  5. Hi! Great skirt! Do you have the pattern for this? Thanks a ton! -Angelita


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