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Saturday 23 June 2012

Another no-sew skirt DIY

Every weekday morning after the alarm goes off, I lie in bed and wish I could sleep just a little bit longer.

So why can't I sleep in when it is Saturday?
I woke up at the normal time this morning, and after rolling around for half an hour I got up. It was dark and cold and everybody else was still sleeping.
The perfect time to take a tour through blogland!

And there, while visiting Sincerely Kinsey, I discovered a wonderful no-sew skirt she made.
Her lovely blog is full of great ideas, but the skirt was the one that caught my eye.

I immediately set to work. The only piece of fabric I had that was big enough is relatively thick, but seeing that it is winter here it was perfect.

It took me some time to understand her instructions, so I decided to take some pics along the way for everybody who wants to also make such a skirt (just now, when I clicked on her specific blog post to get the link, I discovered that she does actually provide some pics you can't see on the main blog page).

To make the skirt, you need a relatively large piece of fabric that doesn't fray. Mine was 150 cm by 130 cm (59 by 51 inches), which is smaller than the one Kinsey used, but it came out great.

Now you have to measure the size of your waist. Divide the number by 2 and add to your waist measurement. Then divide the whole by 3.14.

For example, my waist is 25 inches. Divided by two is 12.5. This I add to the 25 which makes 37.5.
Divided by 3.14 this makes 11.9 inches.

Now get a piece of paper and draw a line that is 11.9 inches long. Cross it with another line also 11.9 inches long so that the two lines form and X. Connect the endpoints of the X by drawing a circle and cut it out:

Now fold your fabric in half, and than fold it in half again:

Take the corner that is made up only of folds (the middle of your fabric), fold your circle to a quarter, and align the edges of the circle with the sides of your fabric:

Then cut it out. This is the opening for your waist:

Next, fold the fabric along the waist circle about 2 inches (5 cm) in and pin:

Then cut small slits at a regular interval, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart from each other and thread a thin rope through:

And that is it!

Step into your skirt, tie the robe and enjoy your new no-sew garment!


A lovely Saturday to all of you!


Ps: I am linking to these lovely parties.

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  1. du scheinst momentan ja richtig im kleidungskreativrausch zu sein ;) jeden tag ein neues wohlfühlteil. nebenbei bemerkt, hast du aber auch eine tolle figur für solch lockere kreationen!
    bin gespannt, was morgen kommt ;)
    herzlichst aus dem sommer (ich hab deine hausschuhe entdeckt;) birgit

  2. I love no sew projects. This one turned out great. I swear, everything you wear, make or model, looks so editorial and hip.

  3. yay! and I don't even have to be friends with my sewing machine!! I love a cute, swingy skirt and this one looks great!

  4. That actually looks really cute on you! I'm not sure it would look that good on everyone. :-) I think it looks great partly because of the color scheme too. Black and gray and shades thereof look nice!!

  5. That is so pretty!!! Love the fabric! Even better that it is no sew!!

  6. How inventive! I never thought of doing something like that.

  7. I love this! It's so cute and I love that you made a winter skirt. It looks so comfy that I want one, even though it's summer where I am.
    Jacinda @

  8. By the way, I'm your newest follower. I love your style and your tutorials!
    Jacinda @

  9. Very stylish, and looks like something almost anyone could make.....clever

  10. Very cute. I'm going to show this to my daughter. She will make it. Maybe she will make one for me too.

  11. This is a great idea,I am on the look out now for some fabric to make one :) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays ...

  12. That is such an awesome way to make a great looking skirt! Thank you so much for linking up. Please come by again soon!

  13. oh Juta, I love your sewing creativity. You always make it look so easy to make... and it actually looks awesome!!!

  14. Love, love, love this skirt ~ thanks, also for linking up to Magical Monday at A Creative Harbor ~ Happy Holiday to you ^_^

  15. Very interesting. I wonder how she came up with that calculation. Math is not my strong suit. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  16. Super cute! I think my daughter would like making something like this with my help.

  17. This is darling! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week's party! :) -The Sisters

  18. Love it!
    Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

  19. This is just too cute:) I love the way the skirt hangs. OK I just can't get over the fact that I am so jealous of your "25 inch" waist. This totally makes me want to hop up and start doing sit ups, running on the treadmill etc. Wow. no wonder this looks so amazing on you and your 25 inch watch. Lol Great job! Thank you for sharing this great idea at Freedom Fridays!

  20. JUTTA!!! I can make this!! YAY!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality :)

  21. Jutta,
    This is wonderful! I love no sew projects and you always have the most creative tutorials on your blog. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great week.


  22. Completely my kinda skirt. Again. Thank you for linking it up at our party at

    Looking forward to your contributions again tomorrow, when a new party will open.

    Have a creative day,
    ~ Rose

  23. LOVE this! Such a great idea! You've been featured on DIY Thrifty Thursday at Stop by and grab a button and hope to see you again this week!
    Michelle @ Thrifty 101

  24. LOVE at first sight! I adore no sew projects :)
    When I try mine I will post on my blog and feature your blog!

  25. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought you have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

    Pesisir Pantai


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