Thursday, 6 December 2012

How to: Make and style skater skirts

How to: Make and style skater skirts

So I had some free time in textiles today (as I forgot my fabric like an idiot) and I wanted to have a go at making a skater skirt. These are incredibly popular in Britain at the moment, especially in Topshop, H&M, New Look etc. They're also really easy to style even for winter. Just tuck a baggy knitted jumper in or wear with a big t shirt and a leather jacket. I took photos of a few ideas (sorry for the rubbish quality).      

 Essentially skater skits are just circle skirts.

  •  Fold your piece of fabric in half (mine is a tropical print so a bit unseasonal) and cut an appropriate size semi-circle out so when you unfold the fabric you'll have a circle.
  •  Fold again and measure your waist, half this and then cut another semi circle to this measurement so you'll be left with a circle the size of your waist in the centre.
  • I would advice to use elastic if you want it to stay on your waist and insert a zip so you can pull the skirt over your hips
Hope this helps, I managed to make mine in an hour and 30 minutes but my hems are terrible. If you're really stuck, search patterns for circle skirts and this should help :)

                                                                                                          

10 comments:

  1. I love this aswell!! awesome blog! :O

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  2. Great post!

    3 words LOVE YOUR STYLE :)

    I'm an instant follower of you now :)

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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    1. Thank you :) I'm just starting out so all your comments are really helpful :) I sure will when I have time xx

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  3. LOVE THIS. Skater skirts are so versatile so it'd definiteloy be worth the time. I'ma keep my eye out for material now and see if anything takes my fancy. No doubt I'll end up sewing a finger to the fabric but heyho it's worth a try. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! And if you're ever passing through my blog make sure you say hi :D x

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    1. Aw thank you, I love this style and it looks so casual and pretty tucked into baggy tees :) Hope it goes well, will probably be posting some otfit of the days soon and I will :) xx

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  4. hey! i did not know about ur blog and is soooo cute!!! would u like to follow eachother? i'm following you now... :)

    www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

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