The paper bag waist detail is very on trend right now. This is such a easy going skirt, style it with a white tee, add a some gladiator sandals and your good to go :) 

This skirt can be made it lots of different types of fabric. Also you can make this is any size following the formula :) This would be so cute for a little girly. 

Happy Sewing 

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  • 1 Meter of Fabric-Linen, Cotton or other medium weight fabric
  • Matching Thread
  • 1/4" Twill Ribbon
  • Sewing Machine
  • Measuring Tape
  • Buttonhole Pressor Foot
  • Scissors
The meausrements for this skirt are your hip circumference measurement + 3" for wearing ease and seam allowance and the length is what ever you like + 4.5"

For example mine was:
Width: 35.5" + 3"=38.5"
Length: 17"+ 4.5"= 21.5" 
Cut a little rectangle of fusible interfacing and place in in the center of your skirt 3.5" from the top edge. This is to stabilize the fabric for adding the button holes for the drawstrings. 
Sew two buttonholes about 3/4" apart centered on your piece of interfacing. I made my button holes around 12/" long. 

If you are not sure how to sew a button hole, refer to your sewing machine manual and watch this video which shows you how!  I promise it's not to scary :
Fold your skirt in half and sew closed. You will probably need to add a zig zag stitch to the edge to finish off the seam and make sure it doesn't fray. 
Finishing the top edge and creating the casing:
Press your top edge down 1/2" on the wrong side. Fold over another 1.5" and press. Stitch sewing close to your folded edge. 
To create the casing and paper bag effect you will need to add another row of stitching a 1/2" away from the last row of stitching. Start at one button hole and stitch completely around the other button hole. 
With a seam ripper open up your button holes, being careful not to cut through the edges. 
Using a safety pin, feed your ribbon through the casing and out the other button hole. 
To hem, fold over your bottom edge 1/4" and then another 1/2". Stitch down! 


04/18/2016 11:51am

Thank you for sharing this post with us, I am working in Uma and Leopold as a Fashion Designer. As much as people like to deny it, jewelry and dress is something we all desire. Whether we prefer a ring or a pair of diamond earrings, individuals of all ages consider jewelry to be a symbol of class and style. We need fashionable dress too.Be it a silk dress or fur coat. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult for the average consumer to get his or her hands on this fashionable accessory.

01/19/2017 5:11am

Awesome article it is very helpful information for us thanks


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02/15/2017 3:45am

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02/16/2017 7:36pm

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03/01/2017 11:45am

I personally don't like this material. It is too raw as for me.


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