* Fabric - 50 cm x 50 cm (20 in x 20 in) (skirt)
* Fabric - 65 cm x 12 cm (26 in x 5 in) (waistband)
* Strip of fabric - 50 cm x 4 cm (20 in x 1.6 in) (finishing bottom skirt)
* Fusible interfacing - 65 cm x 6 cm (26 in x 2.5 in)
* Adjustable elastic waistband - 40 cm (16 in)
* Zipper - 7 cm - (2.8 in)
* Button - ⌀ 1,5 cm (⌀ 0.6 in)
Download the free sewing pattern here. The pattern is without sewing allowance.
Cut a front and a back from the main fabric. The front is sized 39,5 cm x 18 cm (15.6 in x 7.1 in). The back is sized 42,5 cm x 18 cm (16.7 in x 7.1 in). Cut the bottom of the skirt without sewing allowance. Sew the zipper in place. Sew the sides of the skirt. Serge the seams.
Stitch the buttonholes for the adjustable waistband onto the inside waistband. Put the two fabrics for the waistband together, wrong sides facing and pin down. Sew the upper edge and the sides of the waistband. Turn right-side out. Topstitch.
Now use gathering stitches to create ruffles in the top of the skirt; Set your sewing machine to a wide stitch and sew two lines of stitches around the top of the skirt with 0,5 cm (0.2 in) distance. Make sure to leave a 8 cm (3 in) length of thread at the end and at the beginning. Ruffle the skirt until the size of the skirt matches the size of the waistband.
Put the waistband with right side facing onto the inside of the skirt and pin down. Sew. Insert elastic and sew the ends of the elastic to the waistband. Pin the waistband to the outside of the skirt. Sew. (Note: to prevent the elastic to be sewn also, you can pin it down before sewing and remove the pins afterwards.)
Finish the bottom of the skirt. Pin the strip of fabric with the right side of the fabric 50 cm x 4 cm (20 in x 1.6 in) to the bottom of the skirt on the inside. Sew together, 0.7 cm (0.3 in) away from the fabric's edge. Trim, re-fold, and then pin once again to the outside of the shirt. Sew together.
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