Self Drafted Skirt – Part 1

Skirt patterns are one of those things that I always feel ridiculous buying because they are pretty basic pieces to sew, I always have to make modifications to the pattern to fit my shape, and I am would rather spend the $15 on amazing material or new books for my girls. With that said I need skirts (and pants but that’s a whole other topic). So what better way than to draft your own.


For my first self drafted skirt I did a simple A-line. I choose to use a 3inch waist band, invisible zipper in the back (suck to put in but so worth it), slash pockets, and an 8 inch flare from hip to hem. Pretty simple nothing to fancy but a good basic to have in my closet.


The material I found at Ikea, its a thicker cotton almost to the point of being a light weight canvas but every time I wash it gets a little softer. And yes you can buy fabric at Ikea. They have quite a select, good quality, and fairly inexpensive. This was 5.99 per yard, and I have some bright fun print material that is a home decor weight for my girls play house that was the same price a yard. I really recommend stopping by that area.


Overall I am happy with how everything turned out. I finished the skirt a week or so a go and worn in it a few times. It is really comfortable. I am still learning how to use my serger so I know now there are things that I should have done in different orders. As with everything you sew and pattern your draft yourself you learn something new each time. This time was no different.

Pattern: Self draft

Fabric: Ikea, Hildis


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