I was perusing the fabric store the other day, when I was oddly drawn to some neon laces… yellow & green neon to be exact. When I bought it I didn’t know what to do with it, and had to let it sit a bit while I garnered some inspiration. I finally opted to make a maxi skirt, but I wanted to do it differently this time, so I decided to test out cutting on the bias. This was something we briefly touched on when I was in school, but I never really got the hang of it. Now that I tried it again, I think I kind of got it down. Best part is, it was actually quite easy & something that any one who can use a sewing machine, can do!
How do you guys think I did?
- Step 1: The first step is to lay out your skirt in half, folding it horizontally. Make sure it is flat & free of wrinkles/creases/folds.
- Step 2: In the center of the horizontal fold, cut out a small (like tiny) dip/circle- see above for a visual.
- Step 3 & 4: In the opening you just created, pin and sew a 1″ casing for the elastic you are about to insert. Leave it open at the very one just so you can lead the elastic through
- Step 5: Insert your elastic through the casing you just sewed. A good trick to help you with this is to put a safety pin through one end of the elastic and lead it through. Once you do that, sew together the ends of the elastic, and put those last few stitches in your casing.
- Step 6: This step I accidentally forgot to photograph, but luckily I think I can explain it. if the skirt is too flowy for you, which it was for me, you can now downsize it. Laying the skirt out flat again, you can pin it in a way that best fits you and sew it. I made my more slim rather than flowy, but it is all up to personal preference.