15 April 2015

Easy, Professional Looking Maxi Skirt-DIY

Did you know there was such a month as National Serger Month?! I only learned of it this year, or I would have been celebrating all my life.  BabyLock has put together a free pattern book, all about sewing with a serger.  I have this easy Maxi Skirt included.  
Materials: 2-2 1/2 yards knit fabric
waist circumference plus 1" of 1"-3" (depending on preference) elastic

1-Start by cutting an A-line skirt, flaring it as much as you prefer.  Cut the waist half your waist measurement adding 1/2" on both sides for seam allowance. I use my measuring tape to keep a straight line from the waist to the hem.
2-Cut your waistband double the width of your chosen size elastic, adding 1/2" on both sides.  The elastic as well as the waistband fabric should be the circumference of your waist plus 1".
3-Serge the waistband and the two sides of the skirt, right sides together.  Zig-zag stitch the elastic, overlapping 1/2".
4-Wrap waistband over elastic, lining up the seams.  Make sure the elastic is pressed up against the fold crease and that the raw edges of the fabric are lined up.
5-Pin the waistband to the skirt, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, lining the seem up in the center back of the skirt.
6-Serge waistband to skirt, stretching the fabrics, if necessary, to feed evenly through the serger.
7-Hem using a coverstitch on your serger, or a double needle on your sewing machine.  And there you have a covered, professional looking waistband maxi skirt!
Olive now matches my painted patio and I might make her just stay there so I can admire the coordination of the two. ;)


  1. Yeah! What better way to get back into sewing and blogging than with a skirt! ;)

  2. Smart skirt and nice model. I wonder who this girl take after with her cool way of styling it? :)


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