Hello DIY‘ers! I’m sorry I’ve been absent these days… I have been working on some projects and on my trip to London. But I’m back with more DIY‘s! Following our last post inspiration eyelet fabric Let’s make a skirt with this type of fabric. I have to admit that I’ve cheated a bit, I didn’t chose the a real eyelet fabric, this one is a stretch kind… but it looks like the original, right? This type of fabric will save us time and effort. Since we can skip the step of sewing a zipper and sewing darts!
- Eyelet fabric, brocades, or if you want guipure lace (stretch)
- Lining stretch fabric, cotton or viscose
- Elastic band
- Chalk mark
- Sewing Machine
- A basic skirt to use as a template
1. Put your skirt over the lining fabric folded in two. Mark the outline of your skirt leaving an inch all around. Cut.
2. Lay the skirt you just cut on the eyelet fabric folded in two and cut the same way leaving the eyelet skirt longer.
3. Sew the sides together of the two skirts. Insert the lining skirt inside the eyelet skirt.
4. Measure the elastic band slightly stretched around your waist. Cut and sew. (photo above)
5. Attach the elastic band inside the skirt. Edge together with edge of both skirts. Sew around it.
6. Turn the elastic band to the inside of the skirt so that the elastic is covered with the fabric. Sew over it again.
7. Sew the hem of your skirt and its done!
Using a fabric that is stretch eyelet type save us having to sew darts and it will be more comfortable and better fitted to your body