• DIY: Stripey Elastic Skirt

    Guys. Guess what. I made an article of clothing. From scratch. Yippee! With stripes and a pocket and a comfy elastic waist following this tutorial. Actually, I’m not crazy about the shape (I think the waist is a little big and a little too much bunching), but it really wasn’t very difficult at all and it’s exciting to think of all the possibilities. I have actually make a skirt once before. It was a church activity when I was 15 and it ended up being so short that I wasn’t allowed to wear it. I thought it was hot. I think it was like 13 inches long. Can you believe how horribly mean my parents were? Geez.

  • 25 comments

    1. teri said… March 4, 2010 4:14 pm

      congratulations on a successful skirt! yours is absolutely adorable!

    2. {april kennedy} said… February 26, 2010 3:36 pm

      I think it looks great. And in my opinion might look even better with a wider waistband! I love the stripes. Nice job.

    3. kailee said… February 24, 2010 1:43 am

      haha that story is funny. i'd love to learn how to sew. i wish we had decent sewing classes way up here in the north.

    4. julia said… February 22, 2010 11:19 am

      love, love it.

    5. Kloth & Bolt said… February 21, 2010 6:15 pm

      oh too cute! I saw this pattern the other day, I love the stripes! -kb

    6. Courtney Price said… February 21, 2010 5:13 pm

      That is a hilarious story 🙂

    7. Heather said… February 20, 2010 6:13 pm

      I am going to do this!

    8. Blue Canary said… February 20, 2010 4:28 pm

      Super cute! I love the black and white stripe fabric.

    9. liz stanley said… February 20, 2010 1:59 pm

      michelle, such a great idea. i'll have to try it with a pillowcase

    10. MelancholySmile said… February 20, 2010 12:52 pm

      Stripes + Pockets = Awesome. You're so creative!

    11. michelle said… February 19, 2010 8:41 pm

      I used to make skirts from vintage pillow cases in high school. Just add some elastic and you're good to go.

    12. My Owl Barn said… February 19, 2010 8:18 pm

      This is great! Stripes are always fun!

    13. Marcy said… February 19, 2010 7:30 pm

      soo cute! love it, liz

    14. Molly said… February 19, 2010 4:19 pm

      What cute fabric. Oh my gosh… how do you do it? All of these crafts/ DIY's, and then blogging about it… superwoman. We are closing on a house next week… you have given me some good decor ideas… thanks a million. And… your house is up for rent already!? I will keep my ears open for friends looking for a darling ave's place.

    15. Jill said… February 19, 2010 2:27 pm

      i love the skirt! the stripes are perfect.

    16. molly said… February 19, 2010 12:58 pm

      um, make me one!super cute liz 🙂

    17. liz stanley said… February 19, 2010 12:34 pm

      beth, the shirt is from target, merona shirred boat neck top. it's super soft, i love it.

    18. Beth said… February 19, 2010 12:30 pm

      so cute and love that top, where did you get it? terrific color

    19. liz stanley said… February 19, 2010 12:14 pm

      Thanks guys! The pockets are a floral pattern but it's hard to see from the photos.

    20. c said… February 19, 2010 12:06 pm

      i think it's adorable. that bit of contrast lining peeking out of the pocket = cute!

    21. Meghan said… February 19, 2010 12:05 pm

      Looks great! I really love the fabric you used, it is perfect with your green shirt.

    22. Susan said… February 19, 2010 12:03 pm

      so cute!

    23. Anonymous said… February 19, 2010 11:59 am

      Wow, so great! I don't think it looks weird, especially for your first, or, second article of clothing-Lisa Dane

    24. Alisha said… February 19, 2010 11:49 am

      Thank you for this! I might attempt to make it!

    25. debbie said… February 19, 2010 11:45 am

      ha! parents are the worst. liz, i think it's totally cute! good work

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