Pretty Tall Style - Tall Women's Fashion and DIY Blog - DIY Paper Bag Waist Skirt

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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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