I've wanted a yoga skirt for a year or so but I knew it was such an easy pattern I couldn't see spending $15 from Silhouette Patterns for it. I did see a similar skirt at Wal-Mart last week for only $8, and thought maybe I would just buy it, try it on, measure it then return it.
But I thought I would just hack the pattern I already liked and add a yoga style waistband.
First, I copied the tissue pattern onto my brown kraft paper.
|McCall 7180 Skirt Pattern Hack|
Next I made four pencil lines from waist to hem.
I measured 1-1/4" and marked on either side of the penciled lines. Cutting the penciled lines from bottom to towards the waist leaving a 1/4" hinge at the top.
|Mark and overlap|
I repeated the steps again and again to make a total of three different skirt flare widths. Would you call this the slash & shrink method?
|Slash & shrink again & again|
|Three new skirt patterns|
|Three different skirt pattern flares.|
I am excited to have a number of great fitting skirt patterns to choose from now.
I am going to go pick a top from my closet that I like and never wear because I don't have an appropriate proportion skirt to top ration to wear.