In this tutorial, I will be showing you a quick and easy way to make a mini skirt. I decided to add a few details to the skirt to make this DIY project a bit more interesting. The fake pockets and drawstring definitely take this skirt to another level of glam and style.
Quick and Easy Varsity Mini Skirt DIY
Tools and materials:
- Sewing machine
Cut the fabric
To start off, I used my mini skirt pattern and placed it on my fabric. I cut around it adding about an inch on each side to make this skirt a bit wider. I also cut straight at the waist instead of making a curve in the fabric.
For this cute skirt, I wanted to make quite a thick waistband. I took a piece of elastic about an inch and a quarter wide and measured double that with a bit of seam allowance. I marked my fabric so that I would know exactly where to cut.
I then went ahead and cut the waistband.
Sew the waistband
Once I had the piece cut, I pinned the ends together and sewed.
I overlapped the ends of the elastic and topstitched.
Make the fake pockets
For the fake pockets, I used a bra strap and for the ties, I used a shoelace that I had. I marked in from the sides 3 inches plus seam allowance and down from the top 4 inches plus seam allowance. I used chalk and drew in my fake pockets following my markings.
After I had drawn on the curve, I pinned my bra strap over the drawn line.
I sewed the strap along the curve and topstitched it on both ends.
Sew the side seams
I placed the front and back piece of the skirt, right sides together, and pinned and stitched the side seams.
Attach the waistband
I turned the skirt right side out and trimmed the waistline so that it would be straight.
Next, I pinned and sewed the elastic waistband onto my skirt. The waistband is a really important feature of the skirt and I wanted to make sure it was perfect.
Lastly, I stitched the drawstring onto the waistband and my skirt was ready!
I’m obsessed with my varsity mini skirt! What is your favorite detail on this skirt? Let me know in the comments below!
- Sewing machine
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