This last month my cousin from LA has been visiting Spain and I wanted to get her something that had a little Spanish personality and at the same time something I had made with my own hands… I immediately thought of a shawl and to make a fun DIY with this.
This is how I transformed a Seville black shawl embroidered with white roses on it to a wrap skirt. It’s easy to make and depending what top you combine it with you will get one look or another. Would you like to try it?
- Square or rectangular shawl
- Pins and scissors
- Sewing Machine
1. (If your shawl is square, like mine) Cut it in half. Sew the two halves to form a rectangle. ( This will be your back center)
2. Sew small darts (tuck) at 10 cm on each side of the seam you’ve sewn. The dart (tuck) can be more or less than 2-3 deep.
3. Make a hem at the top to create the waistband.
4. You can also cut a strip of the same rectangle to make a fitted waistband.
5. Measure the skirt on you (or the person you are giving it to, like an overlap skirt) and sew the brackets in the waistband.
I think my cousin did a great job mixing the skirt in this total look! DIY shawl skirt combined with a leather jacket and boots looks very cool!
What do you think?