The poofy high waist skirt is in fashion for the entire year. The high waistband of the skirt helps to accentuate the comparatively small part of the torso and thus gives a fun look. This skirt gives a very fun filled girly look. Along with the look is an equal amount of comfort that you get with this skirt. It is very easy to make this skirt and according to your own preference, you can decide upon the length that you want and take the decision on the kind of fabric that you want to use. There are different patterns and styles that you can choose from and thus make variety of skirts for specific occasions.
Complexity level: Easy
Time required: Half an hour
Estimated cost: $ 4-5
Step 1: Measurement
The first step is to take the measurements of the person for whom you want to make the skirt. So for this purpose, measure the waist length by using the measuring tape. After measuring the waist, measure the length that you would want for the skirt. You might want a knee length or an above the knee length.
Step 2: Cutting
The next step is to cut the fabric into two pieces. While cutting them measure each of the pieces and they should be of the length of the waist and should be equal. Also, consider the length that you want for the skirt. The length of the piece should be about 2 inches more than the length of the skirt.
Step 3: Placing
The third step is to place the skirt pieces on top of each other. This arrangement will give you an idea as to how will the skirt look like once it is made.
Step 4: Elastic cutting
Cut the elastic according to the size of the waist. Join the two ends of the elastic and sew them. This will change the shape of the elastic from a straight line to a circle.
Step 5: Hemming of the skirt
Once all the materials have been cut and brought into ready to make condition, the next step is to hem the skirt. Fold one fourth of the fabric of the skirt in the bottom side and iron the fold. Then fold about half an inch of the fabric from the bottom and iron it again. Now start hemming and hem the folded and ironed part of the fabric.
Step 6: Elastic placement
Now place the elastic on the skirt top and place it at regular intervals. Place it in such a manner that waistband and the right hand side of the fabric are facing each other.
Step 7: Waistband
Stretch the elastic in such a way that the elastic lies flat at the time when you are sewing the skirt. You should prefer zigzag stitches over the straight stitches because the zigzag stitches will be strong and firm.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is the type of fabric that should be used?
A. The fabric that you choose will depend on the season in which you want to wear it. Suppose you want to wear it in summers, then cotton would be a good idea. While choosing the fabric also keep in mind that it should be strong and durable so that you can wear the skirt for a long period of time.