Summer has officially arrived. I have been taking some time to relax after a busy school year. I also have been completing a few sewing projects. I just completed my first home decor project. I sewed a room full of lined drapes. Five windows of double panels. Talk about working all day long. The great thing about sewing the window drapes is that I learned a new skill. Also, I completed sewing a denim wrap skirt, which I plan to wear this summer!
I love how a wrap-skirt or dress can add definition to the waist. It also help diminish a bloated belly. Wrap-skirts are one of the easiest garments to sew and are great for a beginner sewing projects. I remember sewing my first wrap-skirt in high school and then wearing it all summer. The wrap skirt was made using lightweight African batik fabric. I may still have the skirt somewhere hidden in the back of my closet.
Project Time: 1 – 2 hours
Destination: Casual Chic
How to Make a Wrap-Skirt:
- Measure fabric. You will use approximately 1.5 yards for width and add inches for your desired length of fabric. Cut 4 inch width & 2 yards length for the waist band.
- Sew 2 darts on the back side of fabric to add definition.
- Attach waistband to top of skirt.
- Tie on the side and ready to wear.
Wrap skirts are fun to wear and can be worn casually with flats or paired with strappy heel sandals and a camisole.
I think I have maintain a cool love for denim. I guess being that you can pair denim with almost anything. Denim is even worn under dresses and layered. So many styles can be created with denim from frayed, patchwork and embroidery, to name a few. As I read magazines and scroll through pinterest, I am exhilarated by all the options there are to style denim.