The problem: Mid-calf length skirts look terrible on me. Pencil skirts are not the most flattering either. And we won't even get started on how much maxi skirts that don't reach the floor offend my sense of proportion. (Why dear God, WHY?!?) I do adore that "Celfie" shirt above though, I may need to DIY my own version like I did with my "in memory of" shirt.
What does look good on me? Semi-fitted A-line or fuller skirts that hit just above the knee, or higher if I'm feeling frisky. But I hate shopping for just the perfect item like that, especially since I know exactly what I'm looking for and can never find it in stores. And I mean ever, I'm really picky when I know what I want.
This is why I love sewing! I made my own, and I loved it so much that I had to share it with you all and show you how to make it yourself. This is another project nearly as simple as my Anthropologie Oblique Skirt knock off; it takes three seams and about 45 minutes and you too can have one of these:
This tutorial is so simple I can combine all four steps into a single graphic! Much easier for you all to Pin, yeah? Here it is in all it's glory! (Please excuse my drawing skillz, I'm not used to drawing with a mouse)
I loved it so much I of course had to make two more. The blue floral skirt on the left is a super lightweight polyester, and the skirt on the right (clearly I was feeling a bit friskier as you can guess by the length) is from a giant vintage shirt.