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5 Skirts to Smooth your Waistline

5 skirts to smooth your waistline

5 skirts to smooth your waistline

Today we’re starting a new series (because we love skirt series!) called 5 Skirts.  5 Skirts is a series where we highlight five skirt patterns to help you feel confident about your body.  Today’s edition is: 5 Skirts to Smooth your Waistline!

All 3 versions of Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Megan Nielsen Axel Skirt: Hip sashes can be added to any of the three versions.  What’s so great about the hip sashes?  They minimize and cover the stomach.  An Axel skirt will have you looking as great in the evening as you did in the morning.

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt pattern sewn by Skirt Fixation in maxi length

Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt: The neat feature of this skirt is the huge elastic waistband which accentuates the waist.  Because it’s elastic, it’s like wearing stylish shape wear on the outside.  Go ahead and order the extra large burrito, Quinn’s got you covered!

Jocole Yoga A-line skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation using Urban Sew knit fabric

Jocole Yoga A-line skirt: Choose the fold over waistband when sewing any version of this skirt.  Can you say double the tummy control?  Or open the waistband up for extra coverage and control.  Also, this skirt hugs your hips.  Which means all the heart eyes on something other than your stomach as you sashay across the room.

Jade Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Paprika Patterns Jade Skirt: The lines in this skirt are incredible.  They have the effect of moving the eye across the skirt and drawing the eyes away from stomach with diagonal lines.  Wearing a Jade skirt will bring you compliments over and over and over again!

Ombre Syrah Skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation

Baste & Gather’s Syrah Skirt: This skirt has an option for a wide, ruched waistband.  This feature adds visual interest and also disguises tummy rolls.  Choosing the ruched waistband means choosing confidence!

There you have it; 5 Skirts to Smooth your Waistline!  Now you can go ahead and wear a skirt…with pride!

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Stylebop Neoprene Skirt {Buy or DIY}

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you! This time we’re showing you how you can make a trendy skirt perfect for summer for WAY less than retail price.

Our skirt pick of the day is a very fun neoprene skirt from Stylebop.   Neoprene is a knit fabric, but stiff and thick, yet soft and voluminous.  Another name for it is scuba knit.  Think wetsuit gone classy!  This skirt from Stylebop has inverse pleats which stand out and define it.  We immediately knew which pattern to use because of those fantastic pleats!

How would you like to save $745 by sewing your own skirt?  Skirt Fixation shows you how!!!


Buy or DIY skirt Details:

Stylebop skirt: Jim Sander Neoprene Skirt

Fabric Recommendation: Pon Te Am Scuba Knit Pink

Pattern Recommendation:  Violette Field Threads Quinn Skirt

Buy or DIY Skirt Math:

Stylebop skirt: $770 retail price.

Fabric needed: 1 1/8 yards at $5.98 per yard

Pattern: $10.95 (on sale for $7.12)

Elastic: Pink waistband elastic  $6.99

Total $: $24.67 for DIY

Total Savings: $745.33

Wow, the DIY wins hands down!! You’ll be winning too if you follow this fun trend and make yourself a neoprene skirt.  And we’d like to point out that the Violette Field Threads pattern comes with a top pattern too.  So bonus!  We’ve made them both (and the girl’s version too!) and we can assure this is a great pattern.

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