As you know, we are in a bit of a color-block swing this month. So when Marigold of Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! asked if I wanted to be a part of her Summer of No Pants Series, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
An easy sewing DIY for a fun color-block panel skirt.
I adore floral skirts, especially in the Summer. But wanted something that would add a bit of trend to this timeless look.
Adding a color-block skirt panel to this lovely fabric seemed to be the obvious option. And it is super easy to sew! Make it with a fitted waistband, or elastic similar to the color-block Anthro knock-off skirt tutorial you saw from Sewbon last week.
Let me show you just how easy it is to add an alternating skirt panel into your regular full skirt.
You will be working with the fantastic 2 part tutorial for sewing a Full Gathered Skirt on Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing for the main skirt construction.
Once you have your front and back skirt pieces cut, to add a contrasting panel, simply…
I know what you are thinking…man, that skirt looks ridiculously long in those photos. That’s because I initially made a maxi. I had visions of a glorious color-blocked floral maxi paired with a simple tank floating around in my head. But when I tried it on, it looked so so so bad. Lol, hence – the much more flattering and shorter version you see in the final photos.
Finish constructing your skirt with either an elastic waistband, or fitted one like the Gertie tutorial provides, and you are done!
I love it, and once it is paired with my favorite chambray Old Navy shirt – which I seem to be pairing with everything lately – it is perfect.
It’s time to take of the pants!
Click the image on the left for more details.
Thank you again so much to Marigold of Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! for having me on your fun Series.
Be sure to hop on over and check out her blog, if you haven’t already. And enter the amazing contest – because who doesn’t love a free sewing machine?! And a Bernina at that.
Stay tuned for more Color-blocking goodness coming up later this week from the amazing Sewing Rabbit Team…I can’t wait!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…