Simple Maxi Skirt Pattern DIY
Make this super easy simple maxi skirt pattern given to us by The Sewing Loft.
Maxi skirts are perfect for summer and this one is as easy as it gets. Not only is it a snap to make but Heather from The Sewing Loft even let the hem curl for a relaxed casual look.
I don’t usually like putting “patterns” on my blog without them being printable pdf’s. I tend to stay away from the blogs that force you to draft a pattern from garments in your wardrobe…but this time, when I saw The Sewing Loft’s tutorial explaining how to draft your own maxi skirt pattern from your measurements, I thought it was definitely worth adding as the instructions are VERY easy to follow and at the end of it, you will have a personal pattern drafted to your own measurements.
This project is for all skill levels.
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Suggested Supplies to make this Skirt:
Knit fabric 60″ wide
(Note: The amount of fabric and elastic will depend on your measurements.)
Sewing machine, threads, pins, scissors, ball point needle, flexible tape measure – See my Supply Shop for these basic supplies
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I have duplicated The Sewing Loft’s Sewing Instructions below, but if you would like to see her original post please click here.
Before you start this project, you need to take some simple measurements:
How to Draft your Pattern:
Slash & spread your paper pattern as marked below to create fullness and shape:
slash the pattern from the bottom to the top waist but not completely apart.
spread pattern to accommodate desired fullness at hem and hip measurement.
re-draw waistline and hem into a smooth curve.
**This how to is focused around using a serger. But do not worry- you can use a standard machine set to a stretch stitch. Refer to your owner’s manual.
- Pin and cut your pattern. Remember to line up your grain line. Cutting the fabric is super important so, please take your time!
- Match the front and back of skirt with right sides together; stitch side seams.
- Cut elastic 3″ smaller than waist measurement. Fold in half and join together with zig zag. Stretch elastic to fit along wrong side of fabric and attach. Stretch elastic evenly while sewing. Fold over to wrong side of fabric, stretch elastic evenly and straight stitch in place along bottom edge. *Quick Tip: Now is the perfect time to slip in a label if you have one.
- Hem time: Give your hem a quick spin around with the serger machine or you can leave it long and unfinished for a casual look.
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Happy sewing!!…until next time!