This project started as an accident. For the past few months, I have been collecting vintage sheets for projects. I have a few bottom sheets, and when chopping one up, the lazy part of my brain figured, this would make an awesome skirt, because I wouldn’t have to deal with the gathering at the waist. Thus this project.
What you’ll need: A bottom sheet/ sewing machine/ pins
Step One: Find the corner you’d like to use and cut the length you’ll need. I made mine longer so that I could layer the bottom a bit. Then wrap the piece around your waist to measure how wide you need it to be and cut accordingly, leaving at least a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Step Two: Sew together the two ends, creating your skirt shape.
Step Three: Turn the skirt inside out and fold the bottom edge up. Pin and sew the hemline. You could choose to stop here, but I added a little pleat in mine.
Step Four: Flip skirt inside-out. Fold you bottom hem up toward the waist. I folded about 9 inches. Using a ruler, measure out the bottom 2.5 inches and draw a straight line using a fabric marker. Pin and sew along this line, making sure to not sew the two sides of the skirt together.
Flip the bottom of the skirt down and you have a nice pleat. If you wanted to go a step further, you could create a waist band. I chose not to, because I always wear belts or tie my shirt at my waist.