This weekend we jump on the bandwagon of fashion trends with one of the most versatile and easy to wear things for all ages… the denim midi skirt pattern.
This denim midi skirt pattern will be perfect for a lady who wants to hide a bit of a tummy or anyone else looking for a very slim look. By eliminating side pockets and the waistband we slim down the tummy area creating a control shape skirt with an opening on the side to show some leg.
The ideal length of your skirt will be determined by the shoes you are planning to wear. As it is, the skirt will fall below the knee as per the current trend. It preferably is worn with either heels or pointy-toed shoes if you are petite like me. But, of course, you can also wear it with flats and sneakers. The look for autumn would be with stockings and booties with a nice leather jacket and a crossbody bag. An outfit to go from casual Fridays at the office to a martini or two in your favorite hangout.
This is the first part of the instructions. In total there are three different tutorials to help you make this skirt.
- 1 to 1.25 yards of Denim or Twill with 5 to 10% stretch (not suitable for thin or loosely woven fabrics)
- One 8″ to 10″ invisible zipper
- Thread to match
- Jeans needle
- One hook and eye
How To Download And Print Your Denim Midi Skirt Pattern
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Finished Garment Measurements
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This denim midi skirt pattern requires a fabric with body and a bit of stretch. It is possible to use leather or faux leather but you will have to lined it.
You MUST make a muslin before you create this skirt using your fashion fabric.
This is a very easy skirt to sew. The steps are very straightforward. the seam allowance is included in the pattern and it is 5/8″. We will be making darts, attaching a patch pocket and sewing an invisible zipper. All of the techniques required are written in separate tutorials which are comprehensive and easy to follow. Separately, these are all sewing skills a beginner must master and we're lucky enough to have them all in one project.
We are going to start by sewing the darts.
If you are a beginner and have never sewn a dart before here is a comprehensive tutorial for you.
Sew the two back waistband pieces to the skirt back pieces. bv
Sew the two back pieces together and attach the invisible zipper.
For the ones who are just starting to sew, here is an excellent video tutorial with great tips on how to attach an invisible zipper.
Sew the front waistband to the front side of the skirt.
Sew the front and back together, use the serger to clean the seam allowance.
Attach the patch pocket using the following tutorial. I forgot to mark the amount you need to fold the pocket, I am adding this on the drawing below.
This is the end of Part 1. Join me next week when we will be finishing this skirt. Until next time, keep your scissors sharp and happy sewing!