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Top: Old Navy, available in tall, regular and petite, currently on sale!
Clutch: Claire Vivier via Piperlime, available here
Hello lovelies! Today I’m wearing a diy paper bag waist skirt I made with a matching sash. I had this leftover fabric from a previous project that I attempted to make, but didn’t turn out quite so well. I didn’t want to scrap this fabric so I tried to think of what I could make with what was left of a little over a yard worth of fabric plus a long strip. I figured I had enough for a skirt and sash, and decided to try my hand at a paper bag waist skirt. I didn’t use a pattern for this skirt. I simply took my fabric I had left and folded it in half. Then I cut it into two equal pieces. I sewed the two pieces together at the sides and then hemmed up the bottom. Next I folded the top of my skirt over about three inches. I then made a 1 inch casing for my 1 inch elastic, towards the bottom of the waist part that I folded over, leaving out about 1/2″ from the bottom. I inserted my elastic and closed the hole I left at the insertion point and my paper bag waist skirt was done. Then I tried it on and realized that paper bag waist skirts are not the most flattering if your tummy is your problem area…lol So I took my sash I made and tied it over the waistband and everything was instantly better. I was ready for date night.
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