Work It Wednesday-African Skirt by Kery B.

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This is a special Work it Wednesday post. Today I am featuring my first sewing project!  I made my own African skirt! It took me a looong time but I finally got it right and here it is!

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My sewing class gave me the basics I needed to start. However, I found a great video on YouTube that walked me through the process. I have to admit, making gathers is not easy the first time.  I had to try it a few times before I got it right.  The fabric came from Africa By the Yard ( Store information is in my last post).

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Shoes by Guess via DSW

After buying a few items like thread and interface for the waistband, I was ready to go!  I am so excited that it actually fits and I really saved money.  My other African skirt cost about $80.00, this skirt cost me $25.00 to make! I think it was worth an afternoon of trying something new.  If you put your mind to it…you can do it! I can’t wait to make another skirt.  Here is the link to the DIY Gathered Skirt Video. There are so many how to videos available on sewing.  I look forward to learning more and sharing my projects with you! 

Stay busy being fabulous,

-Kery B.

14 thoughts on “Work It Wednesday-African Skirt by Kery B.

  1. You go Kery! You are showin’ out…and I love it! You make me proud. cute, economical, and by your very own hand…awesome.

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