Okay, so I guess I have a slight obsession with my sewing machine. And it’s great because I get to be creative and I get new clothes and it’s all cheap!! I made the next skirt for about $10.
So you just buy about a yard of fabric and then fabric to line the skirt as well if you need it. You sew the sides, right sides together, like the picture below.
Then sew a basting stitch which is just a really long stitch. Then if you hold the material and pull on the looser stitch and the fabric will bunch. Cinch it all together to fit the widest area of your hips. I made the mistake of making it the size of my higher waste and need to redo it so it fits better. Cut the elastic band the size of where you want it to fit at the waste. You can sew it together like I did for the DIY maxi skirt/summer dress.
Then you pin the material to the elastic so it’s even, right sides together. Stretch the elastic and sew the material as it is stretched. Keep doing that all the way around. Then hem the bottom and you’re done!
Seriously ladies (gentlemen?), it’s so easy! You can trust me when I say I don’t post DIY projects or sewing projects that can’t be done within a couple hours. This project probably cost me $10, that’s the skirt, the lining, the elastic, and thread. That’s my kinda skirt!
If you are wondering, here is three ways to wear this simple summer skirt. And if you go to my church, then you saw it yesterday!