Hey Everyone, so this is a remix of my so called DIY project post that I made a couple of months ago, here is the link (DIY). Anyways, a week ago I was in American Apparel and saw a turquoise coloured sheer chiffon maxi skirt. I really loved it, but there was no way I was going to spend that kind of money on something that i was convinced that I could make. So, I set out to make my own, I found the basic instructions on a DIY blogger named A Pair and Spare blog page, here is her link (maxi skirt). I basically followed the same concept but modified it to suit my own needs. In the end after many episodes of frustration, and many attempts to give up, the end result came out great. However, I would like to give a big thank you to a co-worker who helped me out alot by finishing off the skirt for me. I was so upset because when it came down to getting ready to sew the skirt, my sewing machine decided to stop working. Therefore, she saved me alot of hand stitching, which saved me alot of time. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I hope you guys enjoy the post and like the finished product.
I used only 1 meter of fabric, you may need 2 meters to be on the safe side
Next, lay out the fabric and folded over the top of the fabric to fit the elastic band , and pin. Make sure that there is enough space that you can feed that same elastic through. Use one of the long sides of the fabric to do this. Remove your elastic guide. Now head to the sewing machine to sew the pinned area or hand stitch
After sewing the pinned area, add a saftey pin to one of the ends of the elastic band that you have cut to fit your waist
feed the elastic band through and gather the fabric along the way as shown. Then sew together both ends of the elastic band, the back side of the skirt, and hem the botton. Then your done!!!
Here is the finished product, i’m wearing a black bodycon skirt underneath because the skirt is quite sheer. Total cost 15 dollars to make. Here is the orginal skirt from AA http://store.americanapparel.net/RSA0320.html
Outfit Information: Hat: blue notes, necklace: fairweather, corset top:modestar ( i think), belt: forever 21, skirt:DIY, sandles: urban planet
Outfit total: less than 70 bucks from top to bottom
Sincerely miss J