I have been seriously swooning over all things floral lately. When I saw this amazing poly charmeuse while exploring the warehouse wonderland at Michael Levine, I immediately thought of Rachel’s skirt from this post. I have had a floral midi on my to sew list for a while, so I snatched this fabric right up. I created a quick tool skirt to slip on underneath to give it a little extra volume as well. It was perfect to wear at the last night at Alt Summit for the mini parties (more from my Alt experience to come!)
SHOP MY LOOK BELOW:
Click below for the full tutorial…
- 2 yards of floral fabric (I used this gorgeous stretch poly charmeuse)
- matching thread
- invisible zipper
- large hook and eye
- small strip of interfacing
- Step 1:
Cut 2 rectangles for your skirt sections. Measure your natural waist, divide it by 2, and then multiply that number by 3 to get the width (add 1” to allow for ½” seam allowance per side). Then determine how long you want the skirt to be and add 2” for seam allowance (1/2” for the top, 1 ½” for the hem). My skirt pieces measured 42”W x 29”L.
- Step 2:
- Step 3. Cut your waistband to be 3” long and the width of your natural waist plus 2” for s.a. (and because it will overlap to close). I cut mine a few inches longer and then ended trimming it a bit. Then cut a 1” strip of interfacing that is the length of your waist measurement.
- Step 4. Fold the width of the waistband under about ½”, press, and then apply the interfacing directly about the fold (see photo). Fold the other side over ½’ inch and press. Fold the top and bottom ends under ½” as well. Then fold in half length-wise and press. All of your seam allowances should now be hidden inside the fold.
- Step 5. Place the front and back skirt sections right-side together and stitch up all the way on one side with ½” s.a. Insert your invisible zipper on the other side (match the selvage at the top of the zipper with the top of the fabric).
- Step 7. Serge or zigzag stitch all along the bottom to finish off the raw edges, and press under 1 ½” for the hem. Blind stitch the hem.