If you have never even touched a sewing machine until this moment, you can do this. I promise.
Remember how I told you Anthroplogie has a line of sweater skirts out right now?
When I saw them on their website (for a minimum of $98 each, no less) I had a serious Why didn’t I think of that?! moment. Here I’ve been making all kinds of stuff out of sleeves, I have desperately needed something to do with the torsos of all my re-purposed sweaters.
It’s so easy I’m almost embarrassed to post this as a tutorial. Almost.
The important thing is to find a sweater with a band at the bottom that is similar to your waist measurement. (A little bit smaller is better because it will stretch. If it’s a little big just belt it.) This one is a men’s medium and I picked it up at Goodwill today for $4. It’s important to use a men’s sweater because it gives you more fabric for length.
I chose this one because of the way the band curved in at the bottom, the neutral color, and the fact that it had my favorite words (“machine wash, tumble dry low”) on the tag.
Are you ready? There are only 2 steps.
Step 1: Cut a scalloped shape across the chest, just under the arms.
Step 2: Zig-zag stitch along the area that you just cut. This will prevent unraveling and will also create a little ruffle as you pull the fabric through the machine.
Done. Ready to wear in 10 minutes.
Let me know if you make one!