Friday, February 24, 2012

DIY Skirt: Self Drafted Pencil Midi Skirt

Self Drafted Midi Pencil Skirt


This is the EASIEST skirt to make! I folded my fabric measure my waist plus 4" from the fold and marked a straight line. I am working with a striped stretchy DK so negative ease is needed for the right fit. I cut the straight line sewed it up and that became my CB seam. I then tried it on so I could see if I needed to peg it more at the hem (that is the key to a midi skirt like this) I marked where the skirt hit the bottom of my butt and marked it and then took it in 1/4" from hem up to the mark.

I added the elastic with the serger because I need it to stretch with the fabric when pulling this sucker on, lol then I folded the elastic in a tacked it at the CB seam and a tack on each side. Sewed the hem 1.5" by hand and was done, I think it took 30 min total, LOL






How I Wore It...

Steve Madden Red Pumps
White H&M Fitted Sweater

xoxo,
mimi g.

22 comments:

  1. I am pretty much a DIY self starter, I am self taught too, but that wording "negative ease" totally new to me, so thanks you do inspire me to go farther with being creative!

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  2. That's a look that definitely needs to be pinned. Great inspiration.

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  3. Hmmm might have to make a quick one of these myself! Too cute!

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  4. Very nice. On my way to the sewing room. Don't know those this pear shape may not be able to pull the look off. lol Luvin' those shoes, too!

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  5. Wow gorgeous shoes and I love the skirt the entire look is hot hot hot!!!

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  6. Hot! I love those shoes with that skirt. I can't wait to tr this myself!

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  7. Love the skirt and the styling. The pegged lines on the midi length is spot on, and it shows off your fantastic curves.

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  8. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this & may need to borrow it from you!

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  9. I found out about you through the Goodbye Valentine blog. I love your clothes! I'm your newest follower!
    Beth
    www.chicenvelopements.wordpress.com

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  10. I'm a beginner so a few of these words you used I will have to look up but thanks for posting this. It inspired me to get my sewing machine out today and work on some projects that I have laying around the house.

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  11. I love it!! It looks great. If I missed it in your review sorry. I love the wider stripes. Where did you get the fabric?

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  12. You have definitely inspired me to start making my own clothes, Love the skirt!!!

    reneeloveandco.blogspot.com

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  13. Any chance for a tutorial on how you put the waist band in?

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  14. That hair length looks GREAT on you!!!

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  15. hello from France !
    Your look is fantastic, i love it ! is the sweater from the 2012 collection ?
    thx for sharing :))

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  16. i hope you dont mind me asking but where did you get your tags made? Great job on the skirt!!!

    Quiana

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  17. I love this skirt.. I've been following you since forever, blogging wasn't even cool yet lol.. anyways thanks for all the inspiration! xXxX Fatima Farasha

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  18. i love everythng about you mimi!!! girl you rock!

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  19. i love everything about you mimi! girl you rock!!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.