Everyone needs a wardrobe of good basic skirts. Ones you can wear every day or for lots of different occasions. This Wear Everywhere Skirt fits the bill perfectly. A classic straight skirt with a single inverted pleat center front, makes this skirt easy to wear, ideal for the office, working, shopping, the school run – in fact, anywhere and everywhere. Once you’ve got a great fit on this skirt, mark up your pattern because it’s a quick and easy sew you’ll want to make again and again.
We’ve talked before about sewing ‘real clothes for real women‘- sewing the sort of clothes you wear everyday, rather than too many fancy-smancy dresses and jackets that you rarely wear. You’ll get plenty of wear from this every-day skirt.
I’ve made mine in a plain fabric so you can see the pleat detail easily, but this would look equally good in a small print. Or even a stripe. How about splitting the pleat down the center to follow through on the center front seam, and using a stripe to create the chevron effect that’s all in fashion right now!
- Straight skirt, fitted at waist and hips
- Easy to sew – rated for beginners
- Center front inverted box pleat
- Sits at the natural waist with darts for shaping
- Center back zipper plus waistband with closure
- Knee-length as standard, lengthen or shorten as needed.
- Sizes 34-50 inch hips
Watch me make one
And of course there are written step by step instructions too with plenty of photos to help you along the way.
If you are new to sewing clothes and skirts, check out the Sew A Skirt Beginner Tutorial Series. It contains articles on all aspects of sewing your first skirt from choosing fabric, to marking and sewing perfect darts, adding a zipper, even adding a lining.
You might like to give these skirts a try too.
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