So I’m back with another ankara D.I.Y woop woop! First of all let me once again state that I am far from an expert, I do not use a pattern and pretty much go with the flow!
At first I wanted to create a maxi skirt with the fabric but it didn’t look how I imagined it so I later cut it and made it a midi skirt. So lets get to it shall we =]
What I Used:
+ Sewing Machine
Heres how I did it
First I made sure the fabric I wanted to use was folded, then using tailors chalk I traced around a skirt I had. Here I use a maxi skirt because I wanted to make a maxi skirt to begin with but changed my mind towards the end.
I drew straight down rather than diagonally
Once I was done this is what I ended up with, a big rectangle ( sorry I didn’t take a picture once it was cut out)
I then pinned the wrong sides of the fabric together ready to sew.
I then sewed along the length of one side of the skirt.
I then hemmed the top of the waist by 1inch all the way round ready to sew and add elastic.
To keep it down I gently pressed along the folded fabric with an iron all the way round
I then tacked it and sewed along the edge but not all the way to the end
After measuring the elastic around my waist (pulling it to achieve the tightness I wanted) I added a safety pin to the and and pulled it through the hemmed waist.
Once that was done I sewed a box stitch to keep both ends securely together.
Finally I cut the skirt to my desired length, sewed the other side and then hemmed the bottom
And the RESULTS!
I also made a quick custom bag to go with this outfit. The bag was from Primark