No Sew Skirt | DIY

Wednesday

I've been brainstormin' on how to make an easy, no sew skirt for a week or so now, and I believe I have finally found the solution. Hope you enjoy...
Supplies: Large piece of fabric that doesn't fray easily. Mine was 6x4 ft., measuring tape, thin soft cotton rope, and craft paper. 
Pantry Supplies: sewing pins and scissors. 

1. Here's how to measure the circle you'll cut out for the waist. Now, it does require a bit of math but don't fret! It's easy as 3.14 ;)

Measure out your waist; mine was 24 inches. Add half of that number, which would make mine 36 inches. The extra length will give the fabric room to gather when it's tightened, making it easy to take off and on.  Then, divide that number by 3.14. Mine rounded to 11.5. This will be the diameter of your circle. Now you're ready to draw it out on the craft paper. Make two lines the length of the diameter meet in the middle, making it a perfect X.
Here's the formula using my numbers.
24 + 12 ( waist plus half of your waist measurement)
36 divided by 3.14 = 11.5 (circle diameter)

Once you've drawn the X, connect all the lines by drawing a circle. This doesn't have to be perfect by any means, especially since it was given extra room in the beginning. 

After you've cut out the circle, take the fabric and fold it in half twice. Take the corner that has only folds and place 1/4 of the circle down, matching up the lines with the end of the fabric. Then, cut around this section of fabric. You will then have the circle for your waist. Next, fold down, on the inside, two inches for the waist band and pin in place. This will keep it from fraying once the rope is attached. You will then begin cutting small slits in the waist band to start threading the rope through. You will want to cut one slit at a time, making sure the holes don't become off centered. I cut every two inches to make medium size ruffles. How far apart you make your slits will determine how big your ruffles will be. Repeat this process around the entire waist band until you've reached your starting point. Secure both ends of the rope with knots and you have a brand new skirt!

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21 comments:

  1. ooooh! this is wayyyy too cute! i love it! yet again, another wonderful diy! i love them!

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  2. I love this! It also kind of reminds me of The Little Mermaid when she fashions that dress out of rope and tarp.

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  3. So lovely! Love the how simple the construction yet what a great effect! Excited for tomorrow.

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  4. Brilliant, lady. I was planning on making an asymmetrical skirt this weekend, but didn't think to make a no-sew one. Lovely as always.

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  5. Such a great DIY,considering I can't sew at all :3

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  6. You look so lovely in that skirt. Beautiful photographs!

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  7. This is great Kinsey! So simple but so pretty. And I love the idea of making a skirt and not having to sew it. (I get sick of sewing, I have to admit :))

    xo,
    m

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  8. Oooo, this is perfect! I have to try and do this myself!

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  9. lovely! i need to try this! especially since i can't sew!

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  10. I love it! Beautiful job.

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  11. What a darling skirt and a great idea! xo, rv

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  12. this is sooooooooooooo beautiful!

    kisses from Spain!

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  13. This looks so simple and I love lines it created at the bottom...can't wait to try this!

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  14. This skirt is gorgeous! I love the way it falls at the bottom.

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  15. Oh! Love this! I am so going to have to make this!!!!

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  16. Oh my, you are the cutest thing love! Thanks for sharing such fun ideas. Wise woman. ;)

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  17. I have fallen in love with this skirt! I was hoping to make it but i wasn't sure what material to use. Do you have any suggestions?

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  18. it so awesome! Thank for info. I like it :)

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