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Don’t Buy, DIY! Jil Sander Maxi-Skirt

Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
Jil Sander’s S/S 2011 RTW Collection was filled with punchy-bright minimalist maxi-skirts with gathers at the waist – making all the models who walked in the show vaguely reminiscent of upside-down tulips.  I re-created the bright column skirt with knee-length slit in one side, to herald the beginning of Summer and the return of warmer days.  (I would have shared this much earlier, except I left my paper scribbled with all my measurements back in the States, during the last month I spent in Tokyo.  So here it is finally!)

How to Make a DIY Jil Sander Column Maxi-Skirt

Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
Since I wanted to make this DIY as simple as possible, I created instructions for a straight skirt (not a fishtail-cut like the peplum version), along with a removable peplum.  In the Jil Sander Collection the fishtail orange skirt has an attached peplum, and there are also separate peplums that can be worn on top of pants or other pieces as desired.  Therefore I decided to make two separate pieces for ultimate versatility; these are the instructions for the skirt.
You Need:Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
*stiff cotton twill fabric (min of 54″ wide), about 91″ long or just under 2.75 yards
*1/2″-wide waistband elastic, enough to go around your waist
*matching colored thread

*measuring tape
*marking chalk
*fabric scissors
*sewing machine
*machine needle for med-weight wovens
*iron & ironing board
*serger (optional)

How To:
1. Pre-wash and iron fabric to get out the creases.
Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
2. Fold fabric over and cut according to diagram above.
3. Overcast/serge the raw edges to prevent fray (you can leave the selvedges alone if they don’t fray).
Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
4. Sew the side seams of the skirt together at 1/2″ seam allowance (right sides together).  Stop at point A on one side, and backstitch a couple stitches to create the slit.
5. Press the seams open, including the 1/2″ seam allowance on either side of the slit.
Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
6. Stitch down the seam allowance around the slit.
7. Mark the inside of skirt about 3/4″ down from the top, all the way around.
8. Cut waistband elastic to your waist size minus 1/2″ to 1″, depending on how snug you like your waistbands.
9. Make sure the elastic lies flat, and overlap elastic by 1″ onto itself and stitch ends together to make a loop.
10 Place loop of elastic inside the skirt, right on top of the line you drew in Step 7).  Pin the stitched part of the elastic to the inside of one of the side seams; pin the center front of the elastic loop to the other side seam.
11. Stitch through the elastic to secure it to the skirt fabric, stretching the elastic as you go.  Once you let go of it, the skirt fabric will naturally create large gathers.Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
12. Fold the waistband down once to the inside, so elastic is enclosed.  Stitch in the ditch about 1.5″ through each side seam of the skirt at the top, to secure the elastic waistband down and create the illusion of the gathers going straight up into your waist.  (You can also hand-tack parts of the waistband down, if they start to ride up as you’re wearing this piece, hiding your stitches within the gathers.)
13. Hem the skirt to the length you like.  Probably the best type of seam would be an invisible one, but of course I was rushing and so I just made a regular seam.
Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
You’re done!
Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi Skirt
Upon examination of the skirt I do believe that the fabric could actually have been a little less wide than I made it – perhaps 33″ was a little too much and 31″ might create a little less gathering at the waist.  Anyhow, experiment and have fun with it!
Dont Buy, DIY!  Jil Sander Maxi SkirtBTW – DIY tute for the removable peplum for this skirt coming later!!


DIY Wrap Bracelet

Posted by Erica on 
You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular Chan Luu wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board!
You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :
Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. The loop should fit around the hex nut, which serves as the clasp. Run the tip of the waxed linen upwards along the leather cord and towards the loop. Then wrap around the base of the loop at least 5-6 times, working downwards in the opposite direction. This secures the waxed linen cord and is the start of the bracelet.
Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Holding the ball chain against the leather cord, wrap the linen around tightly.
Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist.
When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Tie a knot with all three strands.
Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot.
Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!!
The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. For a single or triple wrapped bracelet, divide the measurements by 2 and multiply by accordingly. Experiment with crystal or other types of chain!
It’s a party!

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