Starter Skirt by Sew Chic Pattern Co
This skirt is SO adorable! Make it full and flouncy, just right for a petticoat, or slimmer and more tailored- your choice. It’s quick and easy to sew with instructions and illustrations for even the most novice seamstress. I describe it as a mid-calf flared skirt with a side seam lapped zipper that has 8 gores (View A) with wide waistband with a two button and buttonhole closure. OR choose 12 gores (View B) with a narrow waistband and one button and buttonhole closure. Waistbands are interchangeable.
SKILL BUILDER TECHNIQUES: Learn how to lengthen and shorten a pattern, apply interfacing and seam finishes, sew a lapped zipper, and sew a waistband using the “stitch in the ditch” technique.
FABRICS: Suitable for all woven fabrics. A fabric with soft drape, such as crepe, rayon, or chiffon will produce a soft flowing skirt flare. Medium to heavy weight fabrics such as denim, brocade, taffeta, linen or cottons will produce a firm skirt flare.
NOTIONS: Thread, 7″ All Purpose zipper, two ¾” buttons (view A), OR one 5/8” button (view B).