I’ve sewn another comfortable DIY hiking skirt – yay! 😀 And it’s also a refashion: The hiking skirt was a cotton scarf before.
The hiking skirt was a last-minute sewing project: Just two days before we went on holiday, I decided I’d need another hiking skirt. 😉 I’ve actually sewn two skirts in that time (the other skirt is a pink and white candy striped cotton skirt), so it was a bit stressful, but I like how the skirt turned out – it’s so comfortable and pretty.
I used a thick, teal cotton scarf with a white stripe on each side. I cut off the fringe, frayed the edges, and cut out 6 panels: so the white stripe would run around the hem of the skirt.
My hiking skirt is not too wide, but wide enough at the hem to allow for a good stride – commercial hiking skirts are often not wide enough.
The hiking skirt is lightweight and fast-drying – I tried it 😉 : While we were hiking through a ravine, as usual, our dog wanted to swim in the stream. 😀 The swimming holes of the stream were so deep, so most of my skirt got wet. But the skirt dries fast, unlike denim, which doesn’t dry for hours.
The hiking skirt is closed with a zipper at the back.
I finished the waist with an elastic inside a bias tape casing.
Here I’m wearing my DIY black and white striped sunhat.