Elisalex mini skirt

Few weeks ago By Hand London launched a competition for the best hack of their patterns. I have recently finished my Elisalex and I wanted to try to make a skirt out of it. A mini skirt to be precise! It was still fall and I had the perfect fabric. So why not?

D'Alex Photography
D’Alex Photography
  • Pattern: Elisalex dress by ByHandLondon, hacked as a mini skirt
  • Fabric: courdoroy with floreal pattern, bought in a local store
  • Difficulty: easy
D'Alex Photography
D’Alex Photography

To transform the Elisalex in mini skirt, I have traced the skirt in my size (4-8) and shortened it of about 30 cm in order to hit 10 cm above my knees (this measure depends of course on you). Once I had the pattern traced, I calculated the waist circumference and cut a waistband. I wanted the skirt to be high waist, so I cut a rectangle of about 10 cm high, folded and attached to the skirt.  I also added pockets, because I love them. 

D'Alex Photography
D’Alex Photography

The fabric is a light corduroy, it was love at first sight with the pattern and the colors. I have lined the skirt, since in fall and winter is always better to have a double layer. Unfortunately here winter is really cold, so I don’t know if I will be able to wear it often. It is snowing now, first snow of the year!

elisalex skirt 3


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