Reversible Skirt DIY
Time: ~2 hrs
- Your choice of colorblocking fabrics (also feel free to mix more than 2 blocks)
- Elastic for waistband
Due to the number of photos, please see the rest of the tutorial after the jump.
What I did:
1.) For the height of your blocks, determine how long you'd like the skirt to be, multiply by 2, and divide it by your # of blocks. For width, I typically use 2x your waist measurement.
Example: For my toddler - 18" waist, 14" length (she grows like a weed. A skirt I made for her in May doesn't even cover her bum anymore so I went a little on the long side this time around). When all pieced together, the material should be 28 x 36". Since my top block accounts for 2 blocks, I doubled the height.
top block: 14 x 36"
bottom blocks: 7 x 36"
3.) Cut your elastic waistband and sew the ends together with a couple of rows of zig zags. I backstitch each row for extra hold.
4.) Slide your elastic onto your tube.
5.) Position elastic and pin in place.
6.) Sew a line of stitching (I used a twin needle here simply because it was already on the machine, but this is not necessary) right underneath the elastic to case it.
Finished waist with enclosed elastic:
7.) Now fold and align your bottom block to your top block
8.) Stitch them together at the underside leaving open a hand sized gap:
9.) Flip your skirt right side out and blind stitch the opening by hand (great tutorial here)
On the subject of toddlers, I wanted to leave you with some kiddo tidbits I find hilarious (but you may yawn at so please feel free to skip) :)
My almost 2 year old:
- "I la you" = "I love you"
- "Mo peas" = "More please"
- "Huck!" = "Hug!"
- "ow you" = "thank you" (go figure)
- When leaving the fish tank at the market, "Bye bye mao mao" (mao mao = "cat" in Cantonese)
- When asked what Mommy's name is, "Cha Cha" (not even close)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!