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