Sunday 26 May 2013

DIY: Origami Skirt

Totally was on a roll yesterday! After completing the Pin Up Dress I was on such a high that I decided to use the new polka dot fabric straight away.

A lot of the fashion blogs I follow are showing Origami Skirts. Only problem: they are so so short. I don't do super short skirts. I don't like them and I also don't think that I should be showing too much of my legs ;-)

Masha, one of my fav bloggers made a blog post about Origami Skirts not too long ago. The one I liked the most was the white one.
So I decided to make my own version of it, just a lot longer.

I started with a sketch:

Based on the sketch I measured out and drew the three pieces I would be needing for the skirt:

Front piece I

Front piece II

Back piece

The new fabric is quite thin so I decided to line the skirt with plain red fabric, which meant that I had to cut out each piece two times. I did this by simply putting the two fabrics on top of each other to have exact matching pieces. 

I sewed each of the pieces together first and turned each piece inside out. Next step was to bring the three pieces together. 

To have it sitting nicely on my hips I decided to sew in two darts. After that it was time to sew the top hem. I simply folded the fabric two times to have a neat finish. 

Now it was time for the second zipper of my lifetime ;-)
I place it in the middle of the back piece (just in between the two darts)

To finalise the skirt I did a fitting by wrapping the skirt around me and drawing little marks on the skirt to see how much the two pieces would have to overlap. 
A few more stitches and the skirt was finished!

Oh hold on...I remembered the lovely customised cloths labels I bought last year to 'tag' any handmade knit wear.

And here we go, my long Origami Skirt: (This time I even made an effort and put on some proper shoes before taking the pictures.)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this. :) I don't do short skirts either, so I really like your version a lot!