You read that right - DIY Chevron Pencil Skirt - and I mean "DIY Chevron" in that you have to make your own zig zag fabric. Yup. It was fun. You should do it. But remind me not to make it again for a while - it takes a bit of time...
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:
I've been trying to mix up the poses a little lately. Kate said to "do something fun" but it looks a little awkward, so enjoy that along with another "stare off to the ground" look - I should probably stick to the regular poses....
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: