09 February, 2017

How to make: a Simple Summer Skirt

Today I have decided to try something new on my blog. After being stuck in a bit of a rut over the last few months, I thought I should change up my content a bit. I really enjoy crafting and my DIY posts always seem to go down well with my readers (that's you!). I also really enjoy fashion and want to incorporate this into my blog more.

So today I got the sewing machine out.
I brought this top from a charity shop for the grand amount of £1. Yes that's right, one whole pound. I really like the ditsy floral pattern of the material, however the shirring bandeau style top part doesn't fit me well at all!

The first thing I decided to do to the top was to cut the shirring off completely. I cut a neatish line straight under the shirring, so as not to waste any material.

I then had a large band of material, but the edge where I cut was rather wonky, so I decided to hem it so that it was easier to work with. (See yellow stitching below).

After that I measured the width of the elastic I planned to use for the waistline and folded the edge over, wrong sides together, and pinned it in place, with a small seem allowance.

 I then sewed all along the waist band, leaving a small gap to thread the elastic through.

Which took so long.

After I'd pulled the elastic through I overlapped the two ends, pinned them together and then sewed over them.

Not very neatly I must add.

After I had done this I sealed up the gap that I had left in the waistline and turned the skirt back the right way around.

Et Viola! One summer skirt.

I hope you liked this slightly different style of post. Let me know if you'd like to see more sewing and fashion posts on my blog in the future.



  1. The skirt looks good, I remember making a skater skirt about two years ago now, don't know where that went ahha. lovely post xx

    Sophie's Spot

    1. Thank you! Oh dear! If you find it let me know as I'd love to see it! Thank you Xx


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