A nice and cute skirt made from an old bed skirt! <3
I LOVE sewing but rarely have the time (or money- justa youngster with no job, haha) to buy nice fabrics!!! So, I looked through an old closet and asked my mum if we needed this old bed skirt anymore, with her reply of "no", i chopped it up and began sewing!!! c: The top layer is the actual bed skirt (yellow) and is longer, the bottom layer is white and also the waistband. If you have any questions please comment or message me and I'd be happy to help c:
Cut out a strip of your bed skirt (preferably the pretty skirted part for a bit of a poof) You'll want to have about an extra foot or so more than where you'll want to wear it on your waist because it'll give it a nice poofy effect. FOR EXAMPLE= I'm wearing this skirt around my natural waist which is about 30'', the fabric is cut to almost 42'' IMPORTANT- because the fabric is thin, double it over around the same length of the colored part of the skirt or more- you'll be folding it on top for a waistband later) [Seam allowance doesn't really matter in this project]
Now, take your top half (shown in green) and fold it so it is a few inches shorter than your outer skirt part (actual bed skirt) and has a few inches at the top for a waistband. Play around with the length to your desired waistband width. Then sew. (if you are putting in elastic casing [I didn't] then leave room for your elastic to feed through the waistband.)
MAKE SURE: that if you prefer one side of the fabric of the bed skirt more and chose it as the outside of the skirt; you fold the top half over the side of the skirt you don't want showing.(how you sew is how it will turn out, we won't be flipping things inside out and rightsides blah blah)
Now, if you're using elastic, feed it through, sew it in and shut and bam you're done! Feel free to add embellishments now or sew up the overlapped side (the chances of this side just flying right open are fairly slim, it's about an extra foot remember?) if you're using a BUTTON fashioned CLOSING like me then SKIP on to the 5th STEP!
For those using buttons; pick out several (I used 3) cute buttons and measure and find the right place for you're body for where you want to wear your skirt and how far you'd like to space the buttons away. Mine span out about 8 inches, with decently even spaces between them, you can just eyeball it, not rocket science c: (oh how i love/hate cliche phrases)