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Thursday, June 26, 2014

DIY One Seam Tied Skirt

This is probably the easiest "sewing" project I've ever posted.  This skirt was made over 10 years ago when I was fooling around with the fabric on my body trying to drape a skirt design.  When I tied my rectangular piece of fabric around my body leaving a third of the fabric draped at the front it was perfect, the only issue was that any gust of wind would blow my skirt right open.  My mom ended up having the idea to sew one little seam in the skirt to keep it closed.

Here's how it's done!

1.  Cut out a rectangle piece of fabric that would measure at least the width of your hips plus half that measurement.  Make the fabric as long as you'd like.

2.  Hem all 4 edges of the rectangle.

3.  Lay out the rectangle so that the good side of the fabric is down on the floor/table, fold in one third of the fabric as shown below.  

4.  Sew along the edge of the fabric you folded in starting about 1/3rd of the way down, and ending about 1/3rd of the way from the bottom. 
All Done!

Now it's time to tie on the skirt.
The top corner of the folded over skirt section gets tied to the handful at the top of the "overhanging" section of fabric.  Double knot it!
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