I actually made this a while ago, but I’ve had to wait for a gap in the rain to get some photos before I could post it!
I bought this sarong while on holiday and I really love the colours and geometric print. It’s actually pomegranates with a border around. I wanted to wear it more but living in rainy Manchester there isn’t much opportunity for wearing beachwear! I thought about cutting it up to make a knee length skirt but didn’t want to lose part of the print. So I have turned it into a maxi skirt by stitching in 6 buttonholes and adding 2 buttons. The cool thing about doing it this way is I can still use it as a wrap or a sarong when I go on holiday!
Here’s what I did if you want to try something similar:
The sarong measures just over 1.5 times my hip measurement and was floor length when held up to my waist, so I didn’t need to shorten it at all. If you want to make your own version any rectangle hemmed all the way round to the right size to fit you will do.
- Firstly add a buttonhole at the top of each corner
- Then fold the rectangle into thirds, and mark through the top buttonhole where the next two buttonholes should be
- Unfold and refold with the other side at the top and then repeat so that you have now have 4 places marked for buttonholes
- Make 4 more buttonholes
- Fold the sarong into thirds around yourself and line up all the buttonholes
- Fold the buttonholes back and mark where you want to attach your buttons
- Add the buttons
To wear just wrap the sarong around and put each button through the 3 buttonholes on each side. I have put some diagrams below to help you make your own. Pictures of the actual sarong weren’t too clear due to the red/black colour combo!