When scrolling through all my favorite refashion blogs I came across the Ugly Skirt challenge from Skirt Fixation. I knew I wanted to try it so I messaged them and they sent me this black skirt made of some funky fabric. The shape was a little mermaid-esque, seeing as it flared out at the bottom, but I figured I could do some sort of peplum with it!
Check it out on Skirt Fixation here!
Here is how it started:
Long, black, mermaidy, waffly, table cloth-ness.
Here is how it turned out:
A peplum shirt!
Here is how i did it:
First I seam ripped the waist band out because I will totally reuse the elastic later.
Then I cut off about 8 inches from the top. I want to keep the bottom hem.
Then I cut out the shape I wanted. I cut arm holes and a neck hole. I first sewed the shoulders together, highlighted below in green.
This is where it got a little tricky, the fabric was very light and flimsy. I finished off the arm holes and neck line with my serger. After that I rolled the, under and top stitched, highlighted above in red.
The Ugly Skirt Challenge: Success
Love it? Leave me a comment below and tell me what you would’ve done!
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