Whilst visiting my Mum last week, I managed to borrow her sewing machine and have brought it home to Brighton for some adventures. I haven’t used a sewing machine in about 10 years, maybe even longer. I spent a couple of hours finding tutorials and watching some videos and I MADE A SKIRT!
This purple, gingham poly cotton skirt with an elasticated waistband didn’t need a pattern and cost under £5 in materials. You can make it as full as you like, as long or short as you like and in all sorts of materials and should take you less than an hour to make! Here’s the super simple skirt tutorial that I found via Pinterest that I used for this DIY.
Something I’ve learnt with wearing skirts again though is that my natural waist is very high up on my body so can’t really pull off the tucked into skirt look that I love on so many others. So this one I’ve teamed with a baggy band t-shirt folded under to sit just below my waist. This tee I picked up at Hevy Festival last year, it’s from The Murderburgers who are a Scottish pop punk band and the artwork is by the excellent Wolf Mask.I’m really pleased with how my first sewing machine project went and can’t wait to do some more things. I’ve already hemmed some shorts for Miz and designed and created a prototype tote bag for his band, which we’ll screen print on. Next, I’ll try a skirt with more shape as this one is quite simple and not the most flattering shape for me personally.
I’m also wearing a necklace from Little Moose, ASOS shades and Eiffel Tower tights form Primark along with my fave Dr. Marten boots. If there’s interest I’ll feature some little tutorials for DIY projects once I’ve sussed some stuff out for myself.
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