I saw this pattern and loved the idea of the waist tie and pockets, plus it had an elastic waist (which I’m usually not a fan of but I’ve had horrible luck getting fitted skirts to fit just right).
SKILL LEVEL: A beginner can totally make these! This was definitely the easiest skirt I’ve made using a pattern.
THINGS TO KNOW: There’s nothing that really stands out. You will learn a lot of new things, such as inserting an elastic waist band, making pockets and sewing lace/trim if you wish.
TIPS: Make your skirt a few inches longer than what you think you want it to be, that way you can actually try it on before making the final hem. Measure twice, cut once!
WHAT I DID DIFFERENTLY: I made a combination of skirts B & C. I liked the length and lace on skirt B but I liked the waist tie and no side-slits on skirt c. I also added a lining so I didn’t have to wear a slip; it looks and feels more professional that it would without the lining and only costs a few dollars more. I also used the lining fabric for the pockets so they stood out.
I love how this skirt turned out and I feel girlie in it. It’s easy to make and super easy to customize to what you want. If you don’t want pockets or the waist tie then don’t; if you want to add length or trim on the bottom, go ahead! The possibilities are endless!