A little part of me has always loved bohemian style. There is just something about the loose flowing shirt or skirts, mix and matched textiles, or fringe and poms that makes this girl stand up and say yaaaaaassssss!!!! My Mom has always known this about me. Whenever she would bring home a surprise for me growing up, it would be some awesome 70s-like top that she found on clearance. And it was always something that I loved immediately – but never would have found on my own in the local classic Mall stores (at that time).
Which is why I had so much fun making this DIY post for the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores blog. Pairing different apparel textiles found in my local store was so much fun, to make a fabulous bohemian style skirt perfect for Spring or Summer. I got so many compliments wearing this skirt…mainly from my husband – ha! I got out of the car in front of a crowded venue – and he screamed, “Did you MAKE that?! Va va voom, LOOK AT MY HOT WIFE!”. My cheeks turned a shade of red unknown in the crayola universe, but boy do I love that man. I fell in love with him because he made me laugh, and he still does to this day…even if I am the only person laughing at his sometimes-corny-jokes. HA!
Anyway…I digress. Back to the skirt.
How to make a patchwork skirt || Bohemian Chic Summer Style on a DIY budget.
Bohemian Skirt DIY
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- Pencil, A-line, or your fave classic skirt pattern sloper
- Fabrics that are similar in weight / style. For example, I used all bottomweight fabric, purchased in the same section at my local Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store.
Skill level – Intermediate
Time Needed: 2 – 3 hours
Don’t have a skirt sloper on hand?
- I used the Delia Create’s Pencil Skirt pattern, and shortened the overall length.
- -or – You can self draft a pencil skirt pattern HERE.
How to alter your skirt sloper to make a patchwork skirt pattern:
- Trace the skirt pattern onto a sheet of white paper or pattern tracing paper.
- Using a ruler and marker, make diagonal lines across your base skirt pattern how you want the fabric patches to look.
- Cut where the lines were marked. Wherever you made a cut, add an arrow pointing to your cut line directly on the new pattern piece. This will indicate where you need to add seam allowance.
- Cut out your new pattern pieces from your different fabrics, adding seam allowance where needed.
- Sew pattern pieces together. Finish every seam allowance, and press. Sew seam allowance down with an edge stitch to eliminate bulk.
- Once finished piecing the fabric together, sew skirt together as indicated.
And you are finished!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…