with a pair of old trousers, some clever cuts & stitches you can make your own cuffed skirt in minutes!
grab a pair of dowdy old trousers
chop the legs off about 15cms longer than you’d like your finished skirt to be
seam ripper (or simply cut) the inside leg & crotch seams
open up your crotch-free trousers…
…and fold ‘em sideways
pop on over to your machine & (using the remaining front & bum seams as a guide) sew straight down to the cut off ends of your almostacuffedskirt (follow the nice straight pinstripes if you got ‘em!)
slice off the excess fabric & heat up your iron…I know, I know…ironing is the absolute worst form of hausfrau torture BUT for a nice crisp cuff you gotta man-up & get to it…
keep your skirt inside out & turn the bottom up a little over twice the size you’d like your finished cuff to be…press with the iron
head back to your machine & stitch all around your turned & pressed hem
scoot over to the iron again *this time with your skirt right-side-out* fold up your cuff (it should cover the seam) & press the crap out of it!
a last trip to the sewing machine to tack your seams (stitching up the cuff along each existing seam)
you could be done after the previous step but I’ve found that tacking my seams isn’t enough to hold the cuff as crisply as I like it so I sew a final seam all the way around the top of the cuff
fertig! - would also work brilliantly with a pair of old jeans
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