DIY Vivienne Westwood Inspired Skirt

Instructions for Vivienne Westwood Inspired Skirt - Orchids In May

Yesterday I said, I’d post some more information about how I made my Vivienne Westwood inspired skirt, so here it is;

I started by folding the tartan in half, selvedge to selvedge, I had a piece of tartan that was 1.5m wide & 0.8m long.

Instructions for Vivienne Westwood Inspired Skirt - Orchids In May

The diagram below helps explain the basics of what I did next. I inserted the zip in the area indicated, sewed a seam along the white lines & hemmed it at the bottom. The green section was left open for my waist. At the waistline I just folded the fabric down & tacked it in place.

Instructions for Vivienne Westwood Inspired Skirt - Orchids In May

The picture below helps to illustrate how this diagram translates to the end skirt.

Instructions for Vivienne Westwood Inspired Skirt - Orchids In May

Once the skirt as at this point I put it on the dress makers dummy & then played around with drape on the side, creating folds & creases until I was happy with it. This was the portion that took the longest, adding & removing folds until it looked good. The picture below shows one of the variations I did, but I decided I wanted it to look a little fuller & more fluid.

Instructions for Vivienne Westwood Inspired Skirt - Orchids In May

Last but not least I tacked all the folds in place & I was done. Super easy right?!

Vivienne Westwood Inspired Skirt - Orchids In May

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