Have you seen how cute these sweater mini skirts are? Really, they are easy peasy cheesy to make.
via Free People
via Mini Rodini
via Body Central
YOU CAN MAKE THIS!!!
But, let's chat about how I got the most amazing gift ever.... a serger from my Daddy for Christmas. It is changing my sewing completely for the better. I got a Brother 1034D. It was highly recommended and is under $200. I'd read what everyone said... that this is a solid one for the $ and if you are thinking of taking the plunge, then you should just do it. I'm very very thankful for this gift! I've wanted one for a year, at least. It's a huge blessing with how much I sew!
I'm going to be one of "those" bloggers now that does all her sewing tutorials with a serger and completely make you jealous. Sorry! But don't be jealous. It will happen for you if you really want one, too.
SO, before you get too sad, you really could/can do this without a serger. A serger just makes it like 10 x easier. That's just fact.
You will need:
-a sweater, the tighter it is the more fighted it will be to you.
-enough elastic to fit around your waist
-all your sewing stuff
To start, get your sweater. I just happened to have this in my pile of give-away.
If you try this on at this point and notice any puckering along the side seam, take it in where it puckers, and sew again straighter. It should not pucker at all. Then, finish your edges with a zig zag stitch. Sew down with the zig zag, then flip it over and sew one more zig zag over the last seam. This will ensure that you've finished the raw edges. And of course, just serge if you have a serger once.
Repeat on the other "arm pit side". If you have a serger, serge around the top edge of the new "waist". If you do not have a serger, then skip this. I will show you how to tuck under your edge for your waistband casing in a second.
How easy was that? I told you... easy peasy cheesy. Uh, huh!
DBS flickr group! Have fun!