This is by far, the most easiest sewing project I have ever taken. Similar to my “garbage sack style(Thanks to my friend Phil, to describe this way)” poncho top I posted last time, fold the fabric in half without cutting (Except for an adjustment of the length), just sew three parts and whala! A stylish and comfortable DIY asymmetrical skirt! I almost want to say even a monkey can do this. I don’t want to hear anyone saying “Masako, I am not talented like you are. I cannot sew!” Bull!
What you will need:
- 1.5 yard of stretchy fabric of your choice
- A 1″ wide elastic band
- A regular sewing machine
- A twin needle
Fold the fabric in half wrong side together and cut the fabric to your desired length + 4″. I chose 33″ to be a good length for my height (5’3″).
Using Taylor’s choke, draw the diagonal line from the mid point of the top (Waist line) to the mid point of the front. Then stitch straight line with a twin needle.
This is how the front look like after stitching a diagonal line. It looks like “ORIGAMI” but a diagonally stitched part creates elegant “ruffle” when you wear it.
Now fold the top “inside” 1.5 inch, to create the hem and stitch all the way around leaving about 2 inches to insert the elastic band.
Measure the comfortable length of an elastic band around your waist and mark it. Insert an elastic band from the 2 inch opening and run it through in side the hem. (I use a hair pin to guide an elastic band. )
Using a zigzag stitch, sew the end of an elastic band and the point where you marked your desired length, together.
Stitch to close the opening for the elastic band. One final thing is to hem the lower edge. Fold the lower edge inside 1″ and stitch all the way around.
There you have it! All you have to do is to fold the fabric in half, stitch diagonally, and hem the top and bottom! EASY, isn’t it?
I tend to wear pants a lot but when I wear a skirt, I enjoy the privilege of being a woman . Especially in the summer time, wearing skirt makes you cool and comfortable which men cannot experience unless they are from UK 😉
Be sure to leave a comment below if you liked this tutorial. I would be delighted to see the photo if you make your asymmetrical skirt following my tutorial.