I hate wearing skirts. I think it stems back to my tom-boy days as a child and preteen. I just am never comfortable in them, however I will say I like the way they make me feel like a woman. With that being said, skirts are probably one of my favorite things to make just because you can make them as simple or complex as you want! There truly are so many different options. You can add a slip, pockets, waistband, zipper, buttons, or nothing at all.
When it comes to skirts- THE SKY'S THE LIMIT!
When I used to work at Nordstrom denim was forbidden and dress pants aren't my thing so I opted for skirts and leggings. Luckily I had a lot of random fabric and was able to make some fun skirts for work. If only I now worked a job that it was mandatory to wear skirts, these babies would get a lot more wearing out of them.
So without further ado... Here are some fun styles of skirts you can make!
THE PENCIL SKIRT:
The one shown above is from gap $49.95
This skirt has a side zipper and a 3 inch slit in the back.
$11.00 for the fabric and zipper
THE MINI SKIRT:
A mini skirt is just that.... MINI. So there's no need for any certain inspiration. However, if you don't want to make one, I did find some cheap ones you could buy!
My skirt has a fun yellow zipper all the way down the back and a black elastic waistband.
Because it is so tight I decided to put a silk slip in it so that when it inched its self up it wouldn't stay.
$5.00 for both fabrics, elastic waistband, and zipper
THE A LINE SKIRT:
An A line Skirt is right in between from a pencil skirt and a circle skirt. It isn't near as tight as a pencil skirt and not near as flowy as a circle skirt. The perfect "chill" skirt. It is Super easy to make too. Think of your pattern looking somewhat like an "A". Put a waist band on it and you're good to go!
skirt from Nordstrom for $119.00
The turquoise waist band for this skirt is actually tights!
One pair of tights will make two skirts!
Using tights rather than elastic make it much more comfortable.
$2.50 for the fabric and tights!
(you can often get fun colored tights on sale for about $1 from target)
THE BUBBLE SKIRT:
This is a Kate Spade floral bubble skirt you can get on sale
Here is a more reasonably priced one from
This style of skirt was the inspiration for my floral "bubble" skirt which has a hidden elastic waistband and a built in slip.
$3.00 for both fabrics and the waistband