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Boring old skirt to a lovely vintage style one.
I found the original skirt in a vintage store and fell in love with the polka dot print, but didn't like the cut and length of it. So decided to add a modern twist by adding a waterfall hem line.

(I apologise for the quality of some of the pictures, they really do not do the skirt justice, I promise it looks much nicer in real life.)

Posted by Eleanor from Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom • Published See Eleanor's 35 projects »
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  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 1
    Step 1

    First things first, find a skirt that's longer than knee length in a print you like.

    (If your skirt has any sort of side slit in it, like mine did, it's a good idea to stich it shut at this point, as it'll only complicate matters later if you don't.)

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark the shortest length you want the skirt to be in a horizontal line across the front of the skirt.

    Then find the midpoint of this line, and cut a slit to it from the bottom of the skirt.

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, use a ruler to draw a line from the top of the slit, to the corners of the skirt.
    (My chalk didn't really show up on camera,so that's why I've gone over it.)

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, roughly pin along the line, it doesn't need to be neat, as you're just trying top get an idea of length.

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 5
    Step 5

    Try on the skirt to check you're hgappy with the length, and make any adjustments if neccessary.

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then, use chalk to make your hem lines more curved, making sure it's as symmetrical as possible.

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut off the excess fabric, to make your seam allowance about an inch or two big.

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then pin your new hem line (which can take a bit of time and patience due to the curve), and try the skirt on to make sure you like the way it hangs.

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 9
    Step 9

    Next, iron your hem line to make sure it's going to lie flat when you're trying to sew it.

    (You might want to wash any chalk off first, as there's a chance the heat from the iron will set the colour.)

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stitch your hemline, and remove the pins.

  • How to make a revamped skirt. Waterfall (High Low) Skirt From Boring Vinatge Skirt. - Step 11
    Step 11

    And you're done!

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Monika Gottindottir
Monika Gottindottir · Worthington, Minnesota, US · 319 projects
Awesome tut! Waterfall skirts are my favorite Happy
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