Thursday, April 12, 2012

Basic Ladies' Skirt {Tutorial}

I have found that I love a summer skirt way better than I love shorts. And here's my list of reasons why skirts are better than shorts:
1. Everyone looks better in a skirt.
2. Skirts can be very casual, semi-casual, business casual, semi-dressy or very dressy.
3. Skirts can be worn with a variety of shoes, my favorite being the flip flop or wedge sandal.
4. Skirts can be worn anywhere. I've even gone putt-putt in a skirt and wedge sandals. It's perfectly acceptable.
5. Skirts are way more comfortable than shorts and more airy.
I don't mind a pair of shorts every once in awhile, but I just find that I prefer skirts more. And because they are so super easy to make and fabric is so cheap, you can make a variety to last all summer for the price of one department store skirt.
Here's how to do it!
Start by getting out your favorite skirt. Simple is best for this tutorial.

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  1. In case I have not told you before Amy, I am so blown away by your cute easy sewing projects! I cannot wait to try this skirt - I agree with all of your reasons why skirts are better :)

  2. I am about to make a skirt with a zipper tomorrow, so I needed this!!

  3. OMGOSH! I have been sewing for years and NEVER saw a zipper sewn into place like this. What a GREAT idea..and I will try it next time! Thanks so much- xo Diana

  4. Yes! I totally agree with you. I am so not a short person, I love skirts! There is something to it that just reminds me of summer and happiness. Thanks for the great tutorial. It looks so easy. I will have to try it! :)

  5. Love this! I learned to sew with patterns,interfacing, stay-stitching-the whole nine yards. This way probably works just as well and I might actually get a project done and wear it in the same season! Going to give it a try,

  6. I love this easy skirt. Would you post a tutorial on how to add shorts under it? I know it goes against all your reasons to wear a skirt instead of shorts, but I work at a daycare and am constanly on the floor and would feel better with some sewn in shorts :) I've always done my zipper this way and never understood why a fancy pattern would suggest any differnt!

  7. This is great!!! The fabric is very original!!! I would totally wear this skirt!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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  16. Thanks -
    I am going to try making some of these - just coming into the Australian summer in Queensland and need some light summer skirts!!

    1. Great! I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how it works out for you. Thanks for stopping by!

    2. I made two, and loved your pattern...the zipper is so much easier this way, thanks!! About to make one for a friend now....


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