It seems as though every fashion blogger has that perfect leather skirt that they can dress up or dress down and it always looks amazing. But if you're a student like me and on a student sized budget, going out and dropping a few hundred dollars on a leather skirt just isn't feasible. So! What do you do when you can't afford something? You make your own lovely, much cheaper version! My skirt is by no means perfect but it only took me less than an hour to make. I like how to edges are unhemmed and a bit rough.
Read on for the tutorial!
First thing's first, you need to pick out your fabric. If you haven't already noticed, this is PU leather... a.ka. faux leather. It is much cheaper and it looks very similar which is perfect for my wallet!
What You Will Need:
.5 meter PU Leather fabric
A mini skirt that fits you to use as a pattern
Step One: Take the measurements of the skirt you will be making the pattern from. Measure the waist, center and bottom hemline. Add on .5 an inch for the seam allowance when sewing.
Step Two: Transfer measurements onto leather fabric. Place the pattern skirt onto the leather fabric so you can follow and draw the curvature of the sides. Cut out two identical pieces.
Step Three: Place the two pieces together, right sides facing each other. Sew along the sides.. et voila!
It is best if you can find a fabric with a bit of stretch to it. If not, a zipper or darts may need to be added along the waistline.
So, what do you guys think? Is this something you will try out?