Sunday, February 9, 2014

DIY: Faux Leather Skirt

I have been toying with the idea of making a leather skirt for quite some time now.  I think it's the perfect piece to have in your closet for almost every season.  
Armed with my idea in mind, I set out to mood for materials.  Once there, I decided on using faux leather as it was a much cheaper alternative to real leather.  
When I finally found the time to sew up the skirt,  I was unbelievably shocked when it came together in under 20 minutes!  I have to say, this is the easiest sewing project I have done to date. I must warn you, my method is a bit unconventional as I did not install a zipper or an elastic waistband.  The faux leather I purchased had a lot of stretch to it, and as a result I was able to put the skirt on over my head.  This method will not work for everyone, if your bust and waist size vary dramatically I would suggest installing a zipper.
My method for creating a faux leather skirt in 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Create a 1/2 circle skirt pattern on craft paper. Use my tutorial here. Note I only made the skirt piece, not the waistband.
Step 2: Fold fabric in half with right sides of the fabric touching. Trace the pattern onto fabric
Step 3: Cut fabric
Step 4: Sew up one side of the skirt using a zig zag stitch
Turn right side out, and wear!