How Do You Sew A Skirt That Fits Without A Pattern?
There is nothing worse than trying to sew something using a pattern and having it not fit. Who can afford the pattern, fabrics and supplies-not to mention your time? “Pencil” or straight skirts are back in style. You see them everywhere in a wide variety of fabrics. I like to make some of my skirts in wool plaids since this method of constructing a skirt makes matching plaids easy. This project is guaranteed to fit EVERYONE perfectly! To determine the width of the fabric: measure at your widest part. This is usually your hips BUT if you have a tummy or are apple-shaped, you need to calculate using that widest part. Divide this number in half and add 1″ to each side for seam and movement allowance. The length is measured from your waist to your desired hem length; add an additional 1 1/2 inches extra for the waist band and 3″ for the hem. Cut two skirt shapes. Sew the two sides of the skirt together with the right side of the fabric facing each other. On one of the side seams, leave 3″