Because honestly, once you have basic sewing/jewelry making skills, a lot of their stuff is super easy! Take this skirt for example:
I was lusting after the Oblique Pencil Skirt as soon as I saw it! But for the hefty price of $78 (!!!) there was no way I was going to buy it. I immediately pinned it to our sewing Pinterest board and I was sure I could easily make my own version. Which I did.
And as it turned out, it was much easier then I expected! My version of the Oblique pencil skirt cost me about $5, and only takes two seams. That's right. You read that correctly. You only have to sew two seams.
And check out these weird pictures of just my legs!
knock-off Anthropologie Oblique skirt sewing tutorial:
About 1 yard of jersey fabric. Stretchier is better!
A sewing machine
30 minutes of your time
1. Cut out a basic rectangle for your skirt. You'll need your waist measurement, and your desired length. (I made mine a mid-calf length, but you could go longer or shorter if you want a longer or shorter skirt.) My rectangle was about 33 inches x 40 inches. Then you'll cut out a rectangle that is (waist measurement) x 6 inches. You'll fold this over to make your waistband piece.
2. Pin your waistband piece onto the wrong side of your skirt fabric. Sew it down using a zig zag stitch so it will streatch!
3. Flip your waistband up, and lay your skirt piece out, right side up. Take the bottom corner of one side and fold it up to meet the waistband seam as shown. (You can pin this in place, I found that step 4 was easier when it was pinned.)
4. Fold your skirt piece over so the sides meet, right sides facing. Make sure to keep your corner you folded up in place! Pin really well and then sew with a zig zag stitch. You could hem the edges of your jersey if you wanted, but mine was fine the way it was since jersey doesn't fray, and a hem made the twisted side look bulky. You're done!
I told you it was easy. Take THAT Anthropologie with your $78 two-seam skirt!
And for giggles, here's a real life shot my daughter caught of me taking a break during our photo session, coffee in hand as usual. (thanks to the Flying M Coffee Garage) Because one does not take pictures of oneself without needing some caffeine in one's system. And because not every picture turns out perfectly!