With spring and summer on my mind, all I can think about is sewing bright new pieces to wear! So I got my hands on a meter of Hot Pink Linen from The Fabric Store’s online collection to try out a new DIY project. I really love the result and have been wearing it all week. I hope you like this DIY and if you give it a try let me know… I would love to see your DIY creation 🙂
This skirt was pretty easy to make but I had to use a couple of techniques to make sure the result was neat and clean. Similar to the Rectangle Ruffle Skirt it is made up of rectangles of fabric however this time, triangles are cut from the hem to create a fun asymmetric skirt! I based this DIY on the measurements of the fabric I used (100cm x 146cm) and made to fit my size (AU size 12/14).
1 | Cut the piece of fabric in half on the grainline so that you have two rectangles measuring 73cm x 100cm.
2 | Place the two rectangles on top of each other, right sides together.
3 | Choose one end of the fabric to be the bottom and find and mark the center. This will be where the point is.
4 | On one of the sides of the skirt measure up 17cm and mark it. On the other side measure up 27cm and mark it. Then join the side marks to the middle point to create the triangles that will be cut off. These are the measurements I used but they could be made bigger or smaller to suit your preference. You could also make them the same to have a more symmetrical look. Once you are happy with the size of your triangles, cut them off. You should now have two identical skirt pieces for the front and back.
5 | Stay stitch the new asymmetrical hem to stop the fabric from stretching when it gets finished and then hem the pieces.
6 | Join the front and back skirt pieces together. I chose to french seam them as I don’t have an overlocker.
7 | Make an elastic waistband casing to fit your chosen elastic. I like to use something about 2.5-3cm wide as it is nice and firm around the waist. Insert the elastic and close up the casing and then it’s finished!