DIY High-Low Midi Skirt
Posted Friday November 18, 2011 1:59 PM GMT
The high-low style of this skirt allows you to have the best of both worlds.
The height in front allows you to show a little skin and sass, while the length in the back keeps things chic and refined; party in the front, business in the back – just the way we like it!
This style skirt made its debut on the Spring/Summer 2011 runway for the Alexander McQueen, Antonio Bernardi and Lanvin fashion shows. The good news is, this trend is sticking around for fall and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This skirt is dominating the fall fashion racks and is very popular at red carpet events as well.
Sure, you could go out and buy a high-low skirt, or two, or three, or ten. As always though, why buy one when you can make it yourself? Creating your very own high-low skirt is quite easy, as you will see from this DIY project.
So channel your inner mullet lover in the name of fashion to create a beautiful look that can be worn on any occasion!
What you’ll need:
- A long skirt (Knee-length to ankle-length is perfect. Try to get one without any pleating)
- Needle & thread
- An iron
- Put your skirt on and with a pen or pencil, mark where you want the shortest part of the skirt to be as well as the longest part.
- Take the skirt off and lay it on a flat surface. Now, you’re going to fold it in half to cut it but, don’t fold in half so that the front and back of the skirt touch. Fold it in half the same way you’d fold pants, so that the sides are pressed together. Folding it this way ensures that when you cut, both sides will end up being perfectly symmetrical.
- Once you’ve done this you can begin to cut. Make sure at highest mark, which will be your shortest length on the skirt, you cut a semi-straight line for about 10 inches as it will make the midi part of the skirt. Then, taper down towards the bottom of the skirt.
- Try the skirt on to make sure that you’ve cut off enough fabric to your liking. If not, cut a little more.
- Once you have the cut that you like, fold the rough edges of the skirt over and iron them to create smooth edges.
- Now, sew a small, simple stich all the way around the hem.
- When you’re done stitching, iron the hem once more.
Click through the gallery below to draw inspiration from these designer creations.