Tznius style wrap skirt. Easy as a wink.
First, look at the website to see what they look like.
Then, buy 4 yards of 60" wide fabric. Denim/cord/linen/ your choice.
Stay away from slippery fabric.
Prewash and dry twice to ensure setting the shrinkage.
Iron fabric and then flod it into a big square.
Get out your pin box and tape measure.
Hold tape at one of the folded corners and measure down the side 17". Mark with a pin. Continue holding tape end at corner and measure 17" until you reach the other edge.
Now, measure the length of a prefered skirt you already wear.
Holding the end of the tape to the area you marked with pins, measure the length you want and pin accordingly all the way around the bottom, moving the end of the tape to correspond with the bottom.
FYI. If you are slender, you can measure the same all around the bottom. If not, make sure to add about 1 1/2" along the area that will be in back.
THis will keep the skirt from looking like you are bent over all the time.
Cut along the pins. With the extra piece of fabric, cut a length for the tie as follows. First measure the top of the skirt, then add and an extra three feet or so to the length. Mark a section 5-6 inches wide, depending on you wide you want the tie to be.
You will likely need to add sections to the long piece to reach the length you need.
Now, iron the side and bottom edges over twice and sew in place.
Take the tie, and sew the right side to the wrong side of the skirt.
At this point finish the ends of the tie as well.
Then, iron the attached edges flat. Fold and iron the unfinished edge of the tie, then fold over and iron into place along the right side of the skirt.
Top stitch in place.
To wear, place the middle of the skirt at your back and wrap the skirt around you. Tie in back.
I have fabric awaiting me, so I will take pics of the process and post them on our blog, in case there is some confusion in the process.
At one point there were directions online, but the site is no longer up.