Tools and materials:
- D rings
- Sewing machine
I love mini skirts and this half and half fitted design is probably one of my favorites. This contrasting paneled skirt can be made in a few simple and easy steps using a basic skirt pattern. To learn how to sew an amazing half and half mini skirt, follow my tutorial below.
To start this mini skirt, I drew a ¼ seam allowance on each side of the centerline down my mini skirt pattern which you can learn how to make here.
I then folded the pattern along the seam line so that the left side was under the right side.
Next, I placed the pattern on one layer of the fabric and cut around it. I cut one layer only because I don’t want this skirt to have a mirror image on the front and back side. I then went ahead and cut a second piece for the opposite back side of the skirt, making it a little longer.
Next, I opened up the pattern and folded it at the seam allowance line to the right of the centerline. I then went ahead and cut out a front and slightly bigger back piece of the plain black fabric.
I cut out the waistband, adding notches to the fold.
This next step is optional, but I had cut an extra small strip of the striped fabric by mistake so I thought why not incorporate it somehow. I folded the strip, right sides together and pinned.
I then took the front right and left pieces and pinned them along the center front. I repeated the same for the two back pieces. I then went ahead and sewed along my pinned lines on the front and back pieces as well as on the little strip.
Next, I folded the waistband, right sides together, pinned, and sewed it down. I also took a piece of elastic and pinned and sewed it as well.
Once all the pieces were sewed, I made sure to turn the little striped strip right side out.
I placed the front of the skirt over the back, right sides together, and sewed along the side seams.
I turned my skirt, right side out, and moved on to work on the waistband. I matched up the seam of the waistband with the seam of the elastic and pinned the elastic inside the waistband. I folded the waistband horizontally over the elastic as I pinned it so that it encased the elastic.
Once I had pinned the waistband, I cut the little strip of fabric in half and thread it through a D ring. I pinned the strip to the center of the front, black side of my skirt, and did the same on the striped back of the skirt.
I pinned my waistband to the top of the skirt and sewed it on. While I was at my sewing machine, I also hemmed the bottom of my skirt. I decided to draw a tiny heart on the waistband to differentiate between the front and the back.
I adore this half and half mini skirt! What fabrics would you use to make this skirt? Let me know in the comments!
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