Time Taken – 45 minutes before teatime!
So, what with my new found love for my sewing machine, I thought it was high time I started a bit of work ‘that there wardrobe of mine’. The truth? Not giving yourself the freedom to pop into H&M for a quick update is HARD – I’m still between sizes but, with the weather warming up as it so irregularly is, I’m in need of a constant wardrobe update!
Being that as I am, I tend to steer clear of Summer pastels and crop tops – they just aren’t me, the last time I wore flip flops I was trudging between lectures at uni and I have one pair of trusty Dior sunglasses that I simply couldn’t live without. I’m not very, well, ‘Summery’. I was, however, in possession of two rather gorgeous velvet tunics that felt a little short – which gave me a brainwave!
You might remember I wrote a little post about hacking a black tunic up to make a sumptuous velvet skirt – well, I did the same with my burgundy version and here is a ‘sort of’ tutorial if you fancy hacking up your own wardrobe!
As much as I’m a dress girl through and through, the versatility of skirts is just astonishing when you are a) on a budget or b) bored of your wardrobe. Since their creation, my velvet mateys have been invaluable in creating new looks and styling up with various charity-shop bought tops and blouses that I have. I ended up replacing the elastic in my original black skirt hack with a thinner, softer elastic and opted for more of a ‘pencil’ length with my burgundy one. Read on to find out more!
You Will Need
An old tunic
Soft elastic – around 1.5 inches thick
Now Do This
Choose the length you want your skirt to be and cut the top off your tunic to the desired length – I opted to cut just below the arms and work lower if I wanted to.
Measuring your waist, cut a length of elastic and around the waist-line of your new skirt. Thread your sewing machine with matching thread and, using a straight stitch, stitch along the top line, securing the elastic to the waistline.
Once this is completed, turn your waistline over (the same thickness as the elastic) to create a neater edge and stitch again along the top line to secure in place.
Stay Peachy x