Put Side Slits in a Skirt – What You’ll Need
Give your skirt a sexy look with slits in the sides. This is a great way to refresh an old skirt, or to spice up a drab skirt. Simply follow these easy instructions.
What you will need
Medium sized sewing needle
Thread – The thread should closely match the skirt fabric.
Iron and ironing board
Locate the side seams on the skirt. Using your seam ripper, remove the seam stitching in the bottom hem of the skirt where it meets the side seam. You will only need to undo enough of the hem to get to the side seam.
Unfold the bottom hem and start to remove the stitching from the vertical seam with your seam ripper. Cut a little to show a small portion of your leg or a lot to show more of your leg. You may want to try on the skirt after loosening a few inches to see if you have opened it enough.
With your skirt inside out, snip the seam allowance at the top of your open seam. Lay the sides of the seam flat and iron them down.
Refold the bottom hem. Sew along the flaps on each side of the slit, from the bottom to the top. Tie off the thread at each end to prevent unraveling. We used a large stitch, but you can use a smaller stitch to hide your work.