Tuesday, October 23, 2012

High Waisted Skirt Tutorial

 I Don't Have Anything to Wear!!

I'm sure I not the only one who has screamed this almost daily!

 Well, thanks to Pinterest I was able to whip something up for a wedding this past Saturday.  I am going to show you the links as well as the steps I took to complete this FABULOUS skirt.

HIgh waisted sash skirt

Her Tutorial was so easy to follow that I made this skirt in about 2 1/2 hours!
The Big Oak Tree is the Blog and the instructions are super easy! 
Hope you will try one too!

I first selected the fabric from Hobby Lobby below...

Since this was for a wedding I loved the classic look of the fabric and let's face it, you can't go wrong with Black and White.

Next, I cut everything out.  Since it is all measurements it was quick instead of dealing with pattern pieces..

I first pressed the belt seams

I successfully did this without burning my fingers (If you know me you know how rare that is!)

Next, I stitched and serged seams together

I serged and stitched the hem...

OK, attaching the skirt to the waistband was super easy.  I made my skirt a little fuller than hers because I felt it was more formal.  Now she offers some tricks to ruffle the fabric, but I just tuck and pin and try to be as balanced all the way around as possible.

Now to attach the zipper without chewing the fabric...I cannot believe I was even successful at this but it turned out great (if I do say so myself)

Her steps were so easy to follow!!

Looks professional!! Can you tell I am amazed that I did that??

Now it's time to make the sash...

After stitching both pieces together, I folded, stitched and turned to complete.

Here it is!!!

Of course pictures do not give this fabric justice!
I wore with a black turtle neck tucked in and black boots!

Hope you attempt!
Pinterest Success!!!

Such Fun!!


  1. That turned out awesome! So glad you liked my tutorial and that it went so well for you!

  2. I loved this skirt that you made and wore to cousin Matt's wedding!!! I may have to try Amy's tutorial too!