I’ve been making many skirts lately! I think it’s because I’m tired of wearing pants all winter long and am excited to bare some leg soon. I’m a blanket hoarder. I can’t pass up a good blanket whenever I wander through the home goods section of any store. Because of this horrible condition, I have blankets that sit in the closet sadly gathering dust. Last year I made one into a blanket cardigan, this year I decided to take out one of my old favorites and turn it into a skirt. It’s incredibly easy and took under an hour!
Grab your measuring tape and wrap it around the widest part of your hips to measure how wide you should cut the blanket.
Also measure your waist and write that down for later if you want this to be a high rise skirt. Otherwise it can be low rise and sit on your hips.
Width = Measurement of Hips” + 2”, Length = 28” (or adjust to make it whatever length you’d like)
I’m typically a small and am 5’ 2”, so I cut down the blanket size to 37” by 28”.
Finish the edges of the top and bottom of the fabric.
Fold in half and use a straight stitch to sew a tube. Leave the last 10” unsewn to add the zipper.
Add the zipper. I loved By Hand London‘s tutorial on how to put in an invisible zipper.
Now take your waist measurement and add pleats to the top of your skirt to make it high-waisted. I loved Pattern Scissors Cloth’s Get Smart with Darts on different darts to alter your clothes.
Then you’re done! Go wear this awesome skirt for the rest of winter and spring! Can you believe it’s in less than a month?