tag archives: skirts

Beginner Sewing: Make a Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt

Do you have 30 minutes or so? This skirt is yours!

Can you tell we’re dedicated to beginner sewing? We are going to convince you that you CAN sew, and that it IS easy. Truly. Here’s another project in our beginner series, and this one is a real win for several reasons. Obviously it’s easy. But did you consider that elastic waist skirts are ideal for both kids and adults? Also, you can determine the seasonality of your skirt based on the fabric you choose … soft, light cotton for warmer months, or heavy denim or corduroy for fall/winter. Ready to sew?

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From Sew4Home: Elastic Waist Boho Skirt

A flirty summer look using Dritz® jacquard elastic & fun fabric.

Oh, we love this look! Perfect for warm summer days, this short boho skirt from Sew4Home™ is so much fun! The new Dritz® jacquard elastic that’s used for the waist creates an eclectic look when paired with printed fabric. The optional braided tassel belt is the perfect finishing touch! Continue reading »

Inspiration: Creative Uses for Dritz Elastics

PJ bottoms, doll clothes & accessories – oh my!

‘Tis the season for crafting with Dritz® elastics! There are a couple of elastic styles that are just perfect for the kinds of sewing projects you might be making right now. Elastic waist PJ bottoms for Christmas morning? Check. Fold-over elastic for doll clothes? Yes. Metallics for elastic-waist party skirts? You got it. Continue reading and learn more about the elastics you need for holiday sewing.

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Sewing Pattern Love: Sidekick Skirt / Indygo Junction

Your wardrobe is begging for this skirt.

Can we just come out and say it? We’re in love. No doubt about it. Meet the object of our affection: the Sidekick Skirt from Indygo Junction. And just why have we fallen head over heels? First, because it’s got a great personality – it’s fun, it’s flirty. Second, it’s versatile – wear it long or short, all year-round. Third, well, we really dig how the Dritz® hardware is used to fasten the skirt, and the variety of finishing options that the skirt has. Check it out! 

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Skirt with Metallic Waistband Elastic

Go for the gold!

Skirts with elastic waistbands are favorites because they’re easy to make, they’re comfortable to wear, and they’re great for all ages. We’ve got a couple of tricks to make this staple a bit more special. In this sewing tutorial, we’ll show you a ‘clean finish’ sewing method, which means that all the raw edges of the fabric are hidden. Then, we’ve added a little glitz and glam to our skirts by using metallic waistband elastic. A basic wearable, elevated! 

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