Tuesday, January 10, 2012
My 1 Hour Polka Dot Skirt
Anyways, I've come across a dozen tutorials for a 1 hour skirt using elastic for the waist. I'm not normally a fan of elastic waist garments, as they make me think of children's clothing but I thought I'd give it a shot.
Recipe for a 1 hour skirt
- 1 end of a flat sheet
- A piece of elastic two or so inches less than my waist measurement.
- Sewing machine, thread, pins, iron, fabric shears
During the summer while I was waiting for all my household goods (including all my fabric) to be delivered, I picked up a twin sheet set of polka dot fabric. I figured it was 10 bucks for several yards, and I like polka dots. I had envisioned making a polka dot Sorbetto. This has a very stiff hand and pretty much no drape at all, so no Sorbetto with this fabric. However, it works with this application. I cut the fabric several inches wider than my actual hip measurement because I wanted the skirt to look very full and it stands out nicely.
Because I used the hemmed end of the sheet, my side seams and hem were already finished. All I had to do was sew up the side seam and create the waistband casing for the elastic. I'm pretty meticulous about measuring and pressing, so that was the most time consuming part of the project. That, and inserting the elastic. Oh, and ripping it back out because I didn't pull tight enough when I measured. If not for those things, it really would've been a 1 hour project. Still, not bad for an evening.
Posted by Andrea at Tuesday, January 10, 2012