Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It's Tutorial Tuesday! - Bum warming skirt
Someone emailed me a while back, asking if I sold bum warmers. I wasn't sure what that was, so she sent me a link to someone in Canada that made them (sorry, but I lost the link, or I would have posted it). The one she sent was like a band that went across the bum, but I thought it would be cute too, and more versatile, if it were more like a skirt, so I made this.
First, I cut the bottom of a felted sweater, the length I wanted the skirt to be. You can always take it in on the sides if it is too big. I didn't have this problem ;)
I then measured my waist, and cut 2 pieces of ribbing from another felted sweater, to create the waist. I cut the front a little shorter than I did the back, to accommodate my rear. I sewed them together on the sides.
Now just sew the 2 pieces together, cut ends to cut ends (so the existing finished edges of sweaters are on the top & bottom of your skirt), stretching your waist band a bit as you go, if it is smaller than the skirt part.
Here it is, front & back. It looks a little funny laying flat, but looks fine when it's on.
These look super cute with a pair of leggings, and definitely keep your bottom toasty warm! I may skip wearing these in public, since i'm a lot closer to 40 than 30, but these would be great for the girls & teens in your life.
ETA: I retract my "I may skip wearing these in public, since i'm a lot closer to 40 than 30, but these would be great for the girls & teens in your life" statement. I wore this with leggings & boots the other day, and it was a cute look! The boots made it work.