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Monday, 16 January 2012

How to make a no-sew, wrap-around skirt


I have plenty of gorgeous new tops in my closet.
Unfortunately I can't wear them because I do not have pants or skirts.

Well, that is not quite true, I have a couple of really cool jeans, but it is far too hot for those at the moment.

An additional little problem is that every time I go and look for a skirt I come home with more lovely tops.

So something had to be done, and quickly (before I am completely broke).

Apart from not having a skirt I also don't have a functioning sewing machine.


What now, as people like to say here :-).

Luckily while cleaning up I came across the rest of the fabric I used for making a tassel belt.

It looked just perfect. Sturdy and in a wonderful non-color that was NOT grey (see, I am keeping my resolutions :-) ).

I used a wrap-around skirt I had as a pattern and just made it a bit longer (it is too short to be worn without pants).
If you want to make one, the sides are 53 cm long (20.8 inches), the top is 115 cm wide measured along the curve (45.2 inches) and the bottom 160 cm wide (63 inches, also along the curve).
This is more or less a size 8.

Cut the fabric (being artificial leather it doesn't have to be hemmed), sew some push buttons at the end of the fabric and where the other end of the fabric meets the skirt on the inside, and you are done!







Here is my new skirt:



The tassel belt goes quite nicely with it too:



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32 comments:

  1. That is simply gorgeous, Jutta. I'll keep that in mind cos I badly need to get some nice skirts for my wardrobe.

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    1. Vielen Dank liebe Sonja! Es ist der einfachste Rock, den ich je gemacht habe (wenn ich's mir recht ├╝berleg ist es auch der einzige :-) ). Dir alles Liebe
      Jutta

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  2. I love this skirt. The material holds its shape very well and it looks great on you! Good job keeping your resolutions :)
    Jenny

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  3. Brilliant. I can't believe you can come up with something on the fly like that. That's just amazing. I love the skirt, but the shoes---oh, I want them! ;)

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  4. What?!? And I don't have to know how to sew? Even better:D You look quite stylish there and if you had not let the secret out..I would have assumed you purchased the skirt! New to your blog and glad I found your creative space on the web :D

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  5. That is a great idea. I never would have thought of doing a wrap skirt no-sew, it's brilliant.
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  6. This looks fantastic on you! This is something my daughter would like and could easily do for herself. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I may have to try to make a few for myself for the summer. Great job!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

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  8. What a great idea! I love the wrap around and your fabric is great. Thanks for linking up to blissful and domestic

    Www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful!!! I love the artificial leather... :)

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  10. This came out great!! Stopping by from What Allie's Making Now linky party. I am your newest follower here and on FB.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2012/01/hollys-first-coat.html

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  11. Love it dear Jutta! I would still like to borrow your colorful flowery skirt once to make a sewn version :-).

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  12. So CUTE! You did a great job! I would love it if you would link this up to the Tuesday Talent Show this Tuesday at Chef in Training! I hope to see you next Tuesday!
    -Nikki
    Chef in Training
    http://www.chef-in-training.com

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  13. Wow that looks amazing, what a brilliant idea!!

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  14. It looks really great, I can't believe you made that without sewing! :)

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  15. That is so super cute! Love the shoes too! =)

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  16. Well! Aren't you smart! That is just darling! :)

    ~Liz

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  17. Thank so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come check it out and grab a button! :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/your-whims-wednesday-43-and-features.html

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  18. Great solution! Thanks for sharing at Wayward Weekend!

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  19. The skirt is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing your idea! We love it.We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope you will come back next Saturday and share another idea! -The Sisters

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  20. Love it and it looks so good on you! Thanks for the instructions.

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  21. This looks great,love this idea I need to go and try to make one now :)

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  22. Wow this is turned out awesome! I Love grey! Seriously loving those shoes too! I will be following right back! :)

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    1. I had the shoes for 3 years before i started wearing them...
      Now I can actually walk in them . Thanks for following back
      Have a lovely Sunday
      jutta

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  23. What a great idea! I love the wrap around and your fabric is great. Thanks for linking up to blissful and domestic

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  24. Wow, this is such a clever idea! I'm your newest follower :)

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  25. This outfit looks fantastic on you. Thank you for the tutorial, it is such an original idea! I also love the top. Did you make it, and if you did, what pattern did you use? The shoes are fabulous, I'd love a pair!

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    1. Thank you dear Anne! The top and the shoes are bought :-)
      hugs to you
      jutta

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  26. Hi, Jutta! I'm back and your newest follower! I love this skirt, too. You are gorgeous in it. -Marci

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