The “Helena” Tribal DIY Full Skirt With Pockets!

Hello Whimsers! Yesterday I posted info about my first Sewing Meetup! I’m sew (lol) excited and I can’t wait to see you all! For more info, please go HERE!! Thank you for the love and I hope your Friday starts off happy!!

Today’s post is on a beautiful skirt that I made with this very cool tribal pattern that I found at Joann Fabrics & Craft Store! I was in there searching for some lace, when I stumbled upon it! Now, I love Ankara! In fact, I did a post on it which you can find HERE.  No, this pattern is not Ankara, but the bold and unique pattern gave it an Ankara like look and I got it for $5.99 a yard because I used my coupon!! Woot, woot!  The fabric is 100% cotton and is simply gorgeous!


Image of my diy Helena skirt withpockets

I made a skirt similar for my step daughter Amaris and I loved it so much that I had to make one for myself! Hers is super short and flirty, but I made mine a little bit longer and added…… pockets!!!

I didn’t use a pattern, but drafted my skirt according to my body measurements.  I’m a curvy girl (and I love every inch of myself!! Boom) and sometimes a full skirt makes me look about 10 pounds heavier, but that’s why sewing is sooo cool because you can alter clothing to fit you!

The high waist, length, and side sash makes it very flattering and I must say that it turned out lovely! I added the pockets based off one of my sewing inspirations, but I chose to make my pockets narrow and long in order not to add extra volume to my hips and waist.  My curves don’t need any help lol! Super Boom! lol!!

Left: Sewing Inspiration                                                               Right: My diy Helena skirt with pockets

 I love the whimsy effect the pockets add to the skirt! It’s sporty, cute, classy and can be dressed up or down.  It zips in the back and I chose to have it stop right at my knee.

This skirt can be worn with heels, flats, dressy flops, tanks, blouses, and whatever else you like.  I chose to wear it with a navy blue simple tank and brown heeled sandals. I also threw on this old denim jacket and I loved how it looked with my skirt.  This skirt is bold, so I chose to wear huge hoop earrings and a cool wrap chain necklace.

It was very simple to make and if you would like to know how I made this skirt, don’t worry because a video on how to make it will be on my Youtube Channel soon so please subscribe.

I named it the “Helena” after my mother who has been gone almost 2 years and I hope that you will like it!


Diy skirt with pockets



Diy skirt with pockets



DIY Helena skirt with denim jacket.



Diy skirt with pockets


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