This segment will show you how to sew a skirt w/o a lining. I also have another DIY skirt with with a lining, which will be up in a week.
Initially, I began the skirt project with a lining , but half-way through I figured it might be slightly advanced for a true beginners sewer.
Before beginning your sewing project, please read the items below:
1- Fabric must be a 100% mid-weight cotton or muslin. Don’t spend a ridiculous amount of money on designer fabric because this your FIRST skirt and you may need some practice sewing before becoming comfortable with assembling a skirt.
2-Print out the worksheet located below: It will outline every step and it will be a lot easier to go through each step if you have it outlined on paper.
3-This video provides step by step instructions for the How To Make A Pencil Skirt tutorial. You may use this demonstration to assemble most if not all skirt patterns. The anatomy of a skirt doesn’t change- only style details do.
4- If your using the How To Make A Pencil Skirt video to sew this skirt please do the following before laying out and cutting your fabric. I provided two options the regular high-waist version, which hits the belly button and the low-waisted which hits your hips. The low-waist skirt sits pretty low against the hips. Please cut the yoke on scrap fabric and wrap it around your waist to see if the style is to your liking before putting the fabric onto pattern and cutting. Once you cut fabric you can’t go back 🙁