Friday, March 1, 2013

Maxi Skirt with yoga waistband

A while back I promised to give you a tutorial on the fabric waistband maxi skirt. I finally got around to taking pictures :). You will need 2 yards of jersey fabric or some type of stretchy fabric. Next, You will take your measurments from waist to floor (or however long you want it to be) and around your waist or where ever you chose to wear your skirts. Next you will cut out your skirt using the directions from this tutorial.  Now that that's done you are going to cut out your waistband.  All you are going to do is divide your waist measurements in half and cut out 2 strips of fabric. For example if you have a 29 inch waist you will measure 14.5 and measure across then make it however wide you want it.  Remember you are going to be folding it in half and then in half again once you wear it so I'd aim on the wide side. I did it 20 inches long and 14.5 wide. Now that you have 2 rectangles pin down both ends and sew.  Also now is the time you will sew the length of your skirt.
 Next fold your waistband in half with the wrong sides together and then with the right sides together pin it to the skirt like this picture shows.

 Then sew the waistband to the skirt. Then flip it up and throw it on.  Like I said before once I'm wearing it I like to fold the waistband over once. So cute and comfortable.

 No one needs to know that you feel like you are wearing jammies :)

Make yourself one. Or, if you want to buy one from my etsy store you can find it here.

1 comment:

  1. Cute skirt!

    And, I finally got those curtains hung:


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