Inspired by: Rick Owens
Posted on February 5, 2013
Joanna makes a Rick Owens skirt.
This is easy peasy. Easier than that even. I made two versions, the first one is so easy it’s mildly embarrassing but it really needs a good stretch in the fabric. For this one (the dark navy one), measure the length you want. The width is one and a half times around your waist/hips. So stand up, wrap your jersey around your waist one and a half times. The “waistband” is formed by sewing a hem all around the waist to catch the fold. The weight of the jersey and the stretch over the hips will create the detail across the front of the skirt and the slit etc will just fall in to place.
You can decide whether or not to put a hem on, some jerseys don’t need it. For sewing this, I used a double needle to maintain the elasticity of the fabric. If you don’t want to or can’t, a zigzag stitch will do the trick. If you need help with this, there are good tutorials on sewing jersey on YouTube.
The grey one and the taupe ones are the same. Same idea as above but these ones have an elasticated waist band. The jersey isn’t as stretchy, so I needed the extra support at the waist.