Inspiration.. done. Now it’s time to get working on the pattern.
I made a version of this flirty skirt a few years ago. I copied it from a J.Crew sequin skirt that was $200. It’s a real simple pattern and I made the skirt for under $25! Hello bargain.
- Fabric – Lace and lining materials
- Elastic for waistband – I used a 3/4″ elastic
- Thread, pins, scissors, Dritz disappearing ink pen
- Drafting paper, pencil, pen, rulers
- Pattern drafting attitude
8 Easy steps:
Create your pattern. Develop the skirt self and lining – a large rectangle 21″ x 16″. Also trace off the facing piece – 21″ x 3″
Cut your fabric – Cut 2 pieces each from the lace and lining
Sew the sides seams for lace skirt, lining and facing. I chose to use my serger to sew this entire garment together. I also finished the facing and lining hems with the serger
Prepare the top edge to sew. Layer the pieces – first the lace, then sandwich the facing and then the skirt lining. Pin the entire top edge and sew with a 1/2″ SA. Remember to backstitch
Press this seam. Turn so the lace is rightside out and press the top edge seam yet again
Turn so the lining is facing out – mark along the facing for elastic placement. Start 1/2″ down from top edge. This will create a nice little frilly edge. Give a little extra wiggle room room for the elastic – approx 1/8″ – 1/4″. Mark for the top and bottom
Sew on the dotted/marker lines. Both at the top and bottom seams. Along the bottom seam, leave a small opening for the elastic
Thread your elastic through. Fit on yourself to size the elastic. Sew the opening closed
Pair with a white tank top, chunky necklace and some killer shoes and you are good to go.