It’s too easy for me to take home a floral skirt from Goodwill. And if it’s not flowers, it’s stripes. Why not put them together and mix it up a bit?
This tutorial is very easy! If you sew by hand, it’s definitely doable and if you have a sewing machine, it’s necessary. The floral skirt came from Goodwill and the striped fabric is from Ikea.
I’ll walk you through it.
I ironed my skirt and striped fabric.
I decided to cut the floral skirt about an inch below the pockets, as I wanted my new skirt to have pockets but mostly, I didn’t want to mess with the pockets in general. When you’re cutting near the pockets, make sure they aren’t in the way, or your Chapstick and kleenex will fall through when you wear your new skirt!
I marked where I wanted to cut my skirt.
I pinned back the pockets from getting in the way, and cut the skirt.
Next, I added the striped fabric.
If you wanted, you could measure out your fabric: measure around the bottom of the skirt. In my case, I would measure the circumference of the floral skirt that I cut. Take that measurement and cut your fabric to the same. Example? My skirt was 30 inches around where I cut it, so I needed 30 inches of the striped fabric. Add an extra inch for seam allowance. BUT, if you’re like me, I just began to pin the fabric without measuring it and cut it at the end. Both methods work!
You will have a rectangle of fabric. I would advice sewing the ends together to make a circle. This will make it easier. If you don’t decide to do it now, then you will need to be prepared for a bit of maneuvering at the end to close the seam.
Line up the two fabrics with right sides together, pin them, and then sew the entire distance around.
As I mentioned earlier, you will need to sew the striped material together. I don’t have a picture of this, but if you’ve added the striped fabric, you’ll notice that there will be a seam that isn’t sewn. For my skirt, it was in the middle back and I simply pinned the pieces right sides together and sewed.
I folded the bottom hem up a couple times and sewed the hem.
I love this skirt. It wasn’t too challenging and it really packs a punch!