Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How to Make a High-Low Skirt in Less

High-Low skirts are in the trend this year.

  You don't have to pay high amounts for these skirts if you want one,because I will show you how to make one.

  Though this look may seem difficult to replicate properly, it’s actually quite simple. All it requires is a skirt , some scrissors, and a knack for drawing squiggly lines.

  You’ll need:
A full skirt made of lightweight fabric–chiffon should be at least below the knee in length.
Fabric chalk or marker
Measuring tape
1. Start by turning your skirt inside out and placing it down flat. Find the side seams and rotate them to the center of the skirt so they’re facing you. If your skirt is without side seams, then just mark where each side is with a sewing or safety pin.

2. Once you’ve rotated the side seams to the “middle” of the skirt, it should look like this:

3. Next, determine how long you want the front part (aka the high part) of your high-low skirt to be. The easiest way to do this is by measuring the length of a miniskirt that you already own and transferring that measurement to the FRONT of your skirt. Remember to start measuring at the waistband and work your way down from there. Mark your desired length with some tailor’s chalk.
4. Now it’s (finally) time to add your asymmetrical hem! To do this you’ll need to sketch out a curved line (it should resemble a stretched-out, sideways S) that extends from where we marked your FRONT skirt length all the way to the corner of the BACK of the skirt right above the hem.
5. Once you have the hemline sketched out, you can begin the cutting process! Try to keep the skirt flat at all times whilst you’re cutting, otherwise the fabric will shift, and it might cause random jagged edges.


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