So for a Valentine's Post, I wanted to do something that would work for Valentine's, but also work for everyday, hence the idea for this skirt was born....but chevron, or zig zag, fabric is a little hard to come by. I thought it'd fun to attempt to make some. I'm sure there are lots of tutorials on this and I probably should have looked one up...but oh well.
First you need striped fabric. I got this from PoppySeedFabrics and it's actually Dr. Seuss Christmas fabric, but I loved how it had wonky lines (although that made it a little harder to match up in the long run). I had 2 yards, but I'm pretty small, so you might need more than that.
Then you fold your fabric because you need to cut a diagonal line (it's called cutting on the bias).
At this point I wrapped it around myself - very un-technical way to measure. It's a little big - time to add pleats to the waist.
Next I thought it needed stability at the top, so I cut a strip of fabric that would reach across the entire top. I ironed on fusible interfacing to make it a little stiffer. Then I sewed it to the top of the skirt, right sides together:
Now I'm all ready to be decked out for Valentine's (and any) day - -
also, here are some other ways I have worn the red chevron skirt: