Silk and Leather Love

Fashion DIY. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible." Audrey Hepburn

Twist Skirt

Hi again!  Hope everyone is going well.  Any questions feel free to ask. 

Everybody do the TWIST!!  Today’s DIY is making your very own jersey twist skirt.  As you know it is winter here and I’ve been doing a little remodel of my wardrobe to suit the chilly winter months.  I decided to make this jersey skirt because it is a wonderful addition to my wardrobe and any.  There were quite a few photos and instructions so if you need a larger format of the image I’m more than happy to send it to you.  Just let me know or any other suggestions are welcome.


The twist as it is fun and full of texture! Jersey is the perfect fabric to highlight the texture of the twist.  If Audrey Hepburn can do it why not you? ;)


What you’ll need:

  • Skirt that fits you to use as a guide for the pattern
  • Jersey fabric (1.5 meters depending of height of fabric)
  • Elastic to fit around your hips or waist depending on where you wish the skirt to sit
  • Sewing machine
  • Overlocker (this is optional you can always overcast with a sewing machine instead)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Pins


What you’ll need to do:

Step 1: Use your skirt as a guide for the pattern of the skirt.  Fold fabric in half and pin skirt on fabric going with the grain.  If you do not which way the grain is I like to remember it by “the grain usually goes horizontal to the selvage edge”.  Then place you elastic along the top to get an idea of how much salvage edge is needed.  Cut, leaving I.5cm salvage around the whole skirt, on top of what was needed for the elastic.  Then cut eight 48cm x 22cm rectangles against the grain.  Tip when cutting straight lines; fold the fabric up while cutting to guide your line (last picture). 

Step 2: Using a wide stitch gather the side edges of all 8 rectangles.  Pair rectangles up and do the twist. 

Step 3:  Pin the twisted rectangles to your skirt panels.  There should be two pairs for each skirt panel.  To make it easier stick the pins in horizontally this will enable you to sew over them with your sewing machine without breaking the needle.  Stitch the sides.  Right sides facing together pin skirt panels and stitch. 

Step 4: Overlock (or overcast) the raw edge of the waist.  Measure the amount of elastic needed on your body.  Overlap ends of elastic and stitch.  Place elastic along waistline and fold down.  Pin skirt panels and elastic together at side seams and stitch.  Nearly there!!!  Next try the skirt on and pin where you would like and twists to sit and hand sew to secure.  Done!!


Hope you like it!!


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