Easy Midi Skirt

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This easy midi stretch skirt can be made in an hour or less and is really good for beginner sewers. Just grab a cool pattern or solid color in stretch jersey knit fabric and you will have you a new addition to your wardrobe in no time.

Materials: 3/4″ Non-Roll Elastic for waist band, 1 yard of stretchy fabric, matching thread, sewing machine, skirt to use as a pattern

Note: If you don’t have a skirt to use a pattern you will need to make your own pattern. This can be done by first taking the measurements of your waist and largest area of your hips. You will also need to measure how long you want you skirt. Then add about 1/2″ to each side for a seam allowance. Now on your pattern paper draw the line at the top of your paper that measures out to your waist measurement. From that line go done about 8 inches. Next you will make two marks to indicate the measurements of your hips. Now, from the top of your waist line measure and mark the length of your skirt. Connect all lines and you should have a simple midi skirt pattern.

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Here you can see that I’m using a similar skirt as my pattern.

Pin and cut your fabric using your pattern.

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Next, sew the side seams of the skirt.

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Now, hem the bottom of the skirt.

You can see here that I used a serger to finish the edges but you don’t

have a server you can just use a zip-zag stitch on your sewing machine.

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And now fold the bottom over one more time about 5/8” and top stitch,

remember to stretch the fabric a bit as you sew since you are working with stretchy fabric.

IMAG1565 Next, take your elastic waist bad and cut it to measurement of your waist minus 1 inch.

Then sew the two ends together to create a circle.

Now, pin the band to the waist of the skirt, stretching the band evenly to fit around the waist of the skirt.

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Sew the top of the waist band the the top of the skirt together all the way around.

And then fold the waist band in and you are done!

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