It's been so busy around there. Life with two little ones is catching up with me! There will be lots of changes happening around here in the next month so forgive me if I'm not updating as much as I usually do! But don't worry I will be back full force with new patterns, better tutorials and some fantastic ideas for summer sewing!
With that being said, here is something that I promised weeks ago! Finally I managed to edit these photos and write up the instructions. I'm so excited with how this skirt turned out! I love how grownup and elegant it is and feel that this is a very "Pinterest-y" feel to it!
* A knit pencil skirt pattern is what is used in this tutorial but you could use a pattern made for wovens. Just add the flare to your skirt instead of hemming it!
First step is to cut out your skirt pieces. You will want the following pieces to start:
1 Skirt Front
1 Skirt Back
Fold your front skirt in half and cut a curve from the bottom edge. I cut mine approx. 5" from the original edge.
Smooth out curve.
Measure around your new hem line, you will use this when cutting out your flare!
Take your hem measurement and find the corresponding measurement on the circle skirt waist measurement.
Take your fabric and fold in half and then in half again. Pin your circle skirt waist template to the folded corner. Measure down 6" and mark with pins or a fabric marker. Cut along both curves.
Pin the flare around your hem matching edges. If there is any excess in the flare, pinch it closed, trim around the extra and stitch closed.
Add a waist band to your skirt and hem the flared edge by overlocking, turning under 1/4" and stitching down.