|The skirt I decided to re-vamp|
Bet you all own at least one, that skirt you love to wear but it's now really a tad too short! - well I have this fabulous denim mini skirt that just fits like a glove and I adore wearing it BUT I'm getting a tad too old to wear my skirt this short now!
I didn't want to throw it out or give it away so I tucked it away in a drawer - like you do lol A few days ago I was having a browse through some crochet sites for inspiration and saw a photo of a skirt that had been adjusted to be longer with some crochet panels - cue flashing light bulb moment! lol
I ran upstairs and pulled out my skirt, went through my wool drawer until I found a shade and texture of wool I thought suited this skirt and tackled adding a hem! Here are step by step photo's and instructions .... just in case you would like to breathe new life into some of your skirts too ;)
Skirt Extension Hem Pattern
1 x Denim skirt
3 x 50g balls of Debbie Bliss Prima
3mm Crochet hook
1 x Sharp darning needle
NB: Please note I use american terms when I crochet (yeah I know I'm british but the american terms just make more sense to me!)
ST - Stitch
Ch - Chain
sc - Single Stitch
sl st - Slip Stitch
dc - Double Crochet
sk - Skip Stitch
Shell st - Shell stitch
sp - space
Taking your skirt Blanket stitch around the hem as neatly as you can, trying to space the stitches evenly apart, don't worry if you have to tie in extra lengths of wool these will be hidden under the first row of stitches
Ch 1, sc in each stitch, sl st in first st, Ch 3, Turn
Row 2Place dc in 3rd dc of previous row. Ch 1, dc in same st. *Skip 2 dc, V-st (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc. Repeat from * to last 3 sts. V-st , sk 1 dc, dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.
Shell st in each V-st across (2dc Ch1, 2dc). Dc into ch sp of previous row. Ch 3, turn.
I decided to add a matching belt to mine, you can find thousands of patterns for belts online - and here is my finished skirt, now all I need is the sunshine so I have an excuse to wear her out :)
Would love to see your hems if you decide to do this, don't forget to send me some photos :)