Whenever I get my hands on a few yards of a pretty cotton print, I make a skirt. My go-to skirt pattern is one that I drafted myself, using my own measurements as a starting point. Using this pattern always results in an elastic-waist A-line skirt, made to fit my own particular curves.
After you have completed the following simple steps, you will have a custom-made pattern and a skirt sewn from it that fits your own particular curves. The paper pattern can be used over and over again to make as many skirts as your fabric stash allows.
The simplicity of the Easy A-Line Skirt makes it easy enough for a beginner, as well as the perfect blank canvas. Let an exciting fabric shine on its own as I’ve done here, or dip into your creative reserves and come up with ways to embellish a more subdued fabric with embroidery, buttons, ribbons, and trims.
Tools and Materials
- 1 1/2 yards quilting cotton
- large sheet (or roll) of tracing paper or newsprint paper
- yard stick
- tape measure (optional)
- washout cloth marker
- sewing machine
- thread to coordinate with the sheet
- 1/2-inch or 1/4-inch elastic to fit comfortably around your waist
BEGINNER level, step-by-step sewing tutorial.
Fully illustrated, 8-page PDF.
The Robot Overlord Skirt
The Easy A-Line Skirt becomes a Robot Overlord Skirt when you make it with our Clarkesworld Magazine robot fabric!
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