Tools and materials:
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
I was checking out a couple of online shopping websites when I came across a super-cute skirt on Reformation. It was a little too pricey so rather than buy it, I decided to recreate it at home. This fashion DIY was so easy and now I have an amazing Reformation inspired skirt in my closet.
To start off this skirt DIY, I used a skirt I already owned as a pattern. I cut around it adding a generous amount of seam allowance.
I took my measuring tape and marked 6 inches which would be the seam where the split in the skirt would be. In retrospect, I think I could have gone in a little less, maybe around 5 inches.
I pinned that line as a guide, grabbed my scissors, and cut straight down.
Before sewing, I decided how long I wanted the skirt to be before reaching the slit. I marked that point with a pin.
Once I had everything pinned, I sewed with a straight stitch.
I then used the same skirt as a pattern to make the two back pieces. I added a lot of seam allowance, as I cut because I would be adding a zipper.
I pinned the two back pieces to the front of the skirt and sewed down each side with a straight stitch.
Once the pieces were together I folded the waist over twice to make a hem. I sewed the fold in place and then pressed. You can press the folds before sewing if you prefer.
Next, I moved on to hem the slit. I double folded the raw edge, sewed from the bottom up, and then moved across and hemmed the other side of the slit.
For the hem of the skirt, I used the same method as I did for the slit and sewed all across the bottom of the skirt.
I then pressed all the seams and hems to get a professional finish for my new skirt.
Next, I added the invisible zipper to the skirt. Once the zipper was on, I finished the rest of the skirt and sewed the bottom closed with a straight stitch.
I am so excited about how this skirt turned out! This is definitely not going to be the last time I recreate something I find online. Let me know, in the comments, how you would style this skirt!
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