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How to make a trendy high low skirt with subtle length variation.

Posted by Disney P. from Leavenworth, Washington, United States • Published See Disney P.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a skirt. Subtle High Low Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a large piece of fabric that is 1.5-2x as wide and your hip measurement and the length you'd like the back of the skirt to be + 1 inch. (My skirt piece was 60"x30" and I'm 5'8".) Fold it in half with right sides together and sew along the edges to make one big tube-shaped piece.

  • How to make a skirt. Subtle High Low Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wrap 3" wide elastic around your waist to measure the length you need, add 1" and cut. Sew ends together as pictured:

  • How to make a skirt. Subtle High Low Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    (Not Pictured) Sew a straight stitch on the longest stitch length along the top of the skirt, then pull the top thread gently to gather the top of the skirt piece to about half its size.
    Pin elastic to the skirt in four (or more) equal places. The elastic seam and skirt seam should match up, with right sides facing.

  • How to make a skirt. Subtle High Low Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew the elastic on along the top of the skirt piece, stretching it a little as you go to match the length of the skirt piece.

  • How to make a skirt. Subtle High Low Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Lay the skirt flat and on its side with the seam on the left side.

  • How to make a skirt. Subtle High Low Skirt - Step 6
    Step 6

    Find out how much you want to trim off the top (I trimmed 8") keeping in mind your hem allowance. Cut a 2-3" slit in the front(right side) of the skirt. (This keeps the hemline from coming to a peak in the front.)

  • How to make a skirt. Subtle High Low Skirt - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a measuring tape to cut a diagonal line from the slit to 2-3" from the back seam.

  • How to make a skirt. Subtle High Low Skirt - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold skirt edge under twice and sew to create a tiny hem. This is a little tricky as your skirt is cut in a slight curve now, but don't worry, just take your time and do your best!

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Caroline
Caroline · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 17 projects

That fabric is beautiful.

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