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Did you know that March is national craft month? Well it is! So if you haven't been getting your craft on this month, you should!! Jo-Ann Craft and Fabric Store is making it easy for you to craft this month, with it's inspirational spring website and their $5 off of $25 purchase Jo-Ann coupon. I check out the trends of the season and I was drawn to the nautical trend. I loved the blue stripes with a pop of red, so I thought I would create a skirt for myself. When I went to Jo-Ann stores, I found some awesome reversible knit fabric and I knew that I had to make myself a reversible skirt!
This is how I made it:
I took a yard of the reversible knit fabric and a yard of 3" black elastic.
I made the skirt a pencil skirt. It's just straight down. So when I measured myself, I went with where I am the widest and that was around my hips and bum. To that number I added 4-5 inches, so I could have some breathing room. So I cut the fabric to 39 inches. Then I measured how long I wanted it to be. The fabric ended up being 39x22 inches.
Since this skirt is going to be reversible, I couldn't just put the two sides together and sew it with the seam in the inside. Instead, I folded the fabric in half (the part that was 39" wide) and then overlapped the ends by 1-2 inches. Then I folded the end and pinned it.
I then sewed the fabrics together. Then I flipped it inside out and did it to the other side. This is how the seam looked after I was done.
I then worked on the elastic. I measured my waist and then cut the elastic to that length. Then I put the end together, sewed it together about 1/2 inch from the end. Then I put the flaps down and sewed the flaps down on all four sides.
I put the skirt under the elastic and sewed them together.
And that's it! It was super easy to do! I now have one skirt but can wear it in two different ways, so it's like I have two skirts!