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Sew the tough luxe skirt 1

Tough Luxe Skirt

The welt pocket is the most complicated pocket to sew; however, it’s completely doable if you take your time. The “welts” refer to the two folds used to hold the pocket closed when it’s not in use. The professional edge of these pockets will impress both fellow sewers and fashion lovers. ...

Sew the hit the sack skirt 1

Hit the Sack Skirt

Design a paper-bag-waist skirt by drafting a wide pattern at the waist and using pleats at the waist to cinch it in. The skirt shown here is drafted much like the Great Scot Skirt however, the top edge is finished with a facing instead of a waistband. ...

sew the nip and tuck skirt 1

Nip and Tuck Skirt

Tucked pleats, also called released tucks, are a combination of a tuck and a pleat. However, unlike the tucks shown, these are sewn with the right sides together. They also only add fullness to the waistline, leaving the hemline to swing unchanged. ...

sew the happy hour skirt A

Happy Hour Skirt

This skirt uses a button tab to cinch in the waist, creating an hourglass silhouette. It flatters many body types, giving curves to those with straighter shaped bodies and creating a smaller waistline for full-figured ladies. The inverted box pleats at the waistline are not stitched in place; instead, by buttoning the tab and closing the snaps, the pleats are held closed and the skirt is easy to take on and off. The button tab is held in place with both buttons and snaps. ...

Sew the French Toast Skirt AA

French Toast Skirt

This skirt, made in cashmere and wool, looks very elegant — however, it looks just as great made from a casual fabric like chambray. The V-shaped details add unexpected style to the simple silhouette, while the expanded pockets give you a place to store things you need close at hand. ...

Sew the Coney Island Skirt A

Coney Island Skirt

For a skirt that looks great on the boardwalk and the catwalk, try this nautical style complete with contrast stitching. Featuring a functional button closure inspired by sailor trousers, this skirt is sure to be a summertime favorite. Use topstitching thread in a contrasting color for the most visible stitching on the skirt and to highlight the nautical theme. ...

Sew the Jazz Age Skirt A

Jazz Age Skirt

A trumpet-shaped skirt is fitted through the hips and flares at the hem. You can add a little flare or a lot. You can also start the flare as high as you like on the body. A stiff fabric will hold the shape dramatically, while lighter weight fabric will cascade down, much like a flounce. ...

High-Waisted Skirt A

High-Waisted Skirt

For a look that’s both classic and modern, try a high-waisted skirt. If you thought these looks were only suited for vintage costumes, think again. Paired with a chic blouse and cute shoes, they’re surprisingly flattering on many different body types. The process of drafting a high waist is super simple with an end result that looks tailored and polished. The next seven projects start with the basic high-waist pattern and change it up with plenty of different hem and waistline options. If you...

Sew The Violet Femme Skirt A

Violet Femme Skirt

This skirt has tailored elegance, but the peek-a-boo option of contrasting pleat facings makes it suitable for much more than business. Faced pleats require an extra pattern piece for the interior of each pleat. The extra piece adds more flare when the skirt is in motion, but typically falls behind the pleat folds when the wearer is standing still. This detail also works as a beautiful substitution for a kick pleat in a straight skirt ...

Sew the new twist skirt A

New Twist Skirt

Bubble hems are turned under at the bottom of the skirt and attached to a lining, or stay, to create a soft fold and a “bubbled” silhouette. For a more dramatic bubble, draft more fullness and use a stiffer fabric than the skirt shown here. For a more draped look, choose a lighter fabric that falls closer to the body. This bubble hem is twisted for a different take on the design, but you can keep yours straight, if you prefer. ...