Before sewing I drafted the basic knit skirt pattern following the directions here. This is the pattern that I used to cut the skirt I'm using in this tutorial.
***Reminder to always preshrink your fabric before any cutting or sewing.
- Double Knit (1 meter should be more than enough)
- Coordinating Thread
- Fabric Shears
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing Machine
For the majority of the seams use either a over-edge stitch or a slant zig zag combined with a zig zag to finish the edges. If your machine doesn't come with either of these stitches you can also use a very narrow zig zag.
Following your grain lines cut out your skirt front, back and two waistbands from a double knit. Some of you might recognize it from my last weekend project post ;) Waste not, want not!
Placing right sides together pin your two back skirt pieces together along the center back seam. I like to pin every 4 to 5 inches.
Stitch down the entire length of the center back seam.
*** Hint: When sewing it's helpful to sew all your seams going to same direction. On every seam I always start from the top of my skirt and sew to the bottom.
With right sides together, stitch down the entire length of both side seams. Press your seams flat and then to one side.
Step 5. -The Waistband.
With right sides together, stitch your two back waistband pieces together along the center back seam. Press.
Right sides together, stitch your back waistband to your front waistband, forming a tube shape.
Matching all seams, pin your waistband to the right side of your skirt. Sew along the entire length of the waist. You can continue to use the overedge stitch when sewing the waistband to the skirt but since this seam will have the most wear on it I decided to use my slant zig-zag stitch. If you don't have this stitch on your machine you can subsitue with a very narrow zig zag.
Zig zag around the entire length of your hem finishing the raw edge. Press flat.