How to Make a Cute A-Line Mini With the Rose Miniskirt Sewing Pattern

10 Materials
$30
3 Hours
Medium

This pretty A-line miniskirt features a clean, classic style and it has pockets! Best of all, it is simple to make. Follow my tutorial to get the mini skirt sewing pattern and learn how to make your own DIY mini skirt.


Of course, if you want a longer skirt you can easily adjust the pattern. There's also a matching cropped cardigan pattern if you want to make a set.

Tools and materials:

  • 1.3 meters (1.5 yards) medium-weight knit fabric
  • 40 x 3 centimeters (15.75 x 1.18 inches) iron-on interfacing
  • 150 x 3 centimeters (59 x 1.18 inches) sewing elastic
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Sewing pins
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Rose skirt pattern
  • Sewing machine
  • Serger
Rose miniskirt sewing pattern

1. Cut the Rose Skirt pattern pieces

Download the rose skirt pattern, print, and cut the pattern pieces as directed.

Ironing interfacing onto the pockets

2. Make the pockets

Iron the interfacing to the inside edge of the pocket opening. Then snip off any excess interfacing.

Serging the opening edge of the pockets

Serge the pocket opening edge.

Folding and pressing the pocket edge

Fold the edge with interfacing to the inside of the pocket and press flat.

Marking a line with invisible ink

On the wrong side of the pocket mark a line 1 centimeter (0.39 inches) from the side edge of the pocket and another line 1 centimeter (0.39 inches) from the bottom of the pocket.


Note that in the video I made these lines on the right side of the pocket because I was using disappearing ink.)

Topstitching the edge of the pocket

Topstitch the opening edge of the pocket 1.5-2 centimeters (059-0.78 inches) from the edge.

Stay-stitching the pocket

Stay-stitch the pocket on the marked lines.

Pressing the pockets flat with an iron

Fold in the pockets along the stay-stitched lines and press flat. Then press the whole pocket.


Repeat for the second pocket.

Pinning the pockets to the skirt pattern

3. Attach the pockets to the skirt front

Pin the pockets to the skirt front aligning them to the markings on the waistline and side of the skirt pieces. Pin the pockets in place

Using double-sided seam allowance tape to attach the pocket

Alternatively, you can use double-sided seam allowance tape, instead of pins, to attach the pocket to the skirt.

Topstitching the pockets to the skirt

Topstitch the pockets to skirt 1 millimeter (0.04 inches) from the edge.

Securing the pockets at the waistline

On the wrong side, sew close to the edge to secure the pockets at the waistline and the side below the pocket opening. Press the pockets one final time.

Pinning the skirt side seams, ready to sew

4. Sew the mini skirt

With the right sides facing, pin and sew the side seams of the skirt.

Serging the hem of the miniskirt

Then, serge the hem of the skirt.

Pressing the side seams

Press the side seams with the seam allowances facing the back.

Sewing the miniskirt waistband

5. Make the waistband

Fold the waistband in half widthwise and sew the short edge. Do the same with the elastic. Note that the elastic is for extra support, and you can leave it out if you wish.

Pressing the waistband seam open

Press the waistband seam open and snip the corners of the seam allowance.

Folding and pinning the waistband in half with the elastic

Now fold and pin the waistband in half. Place the elastic inside the waistband making sure the side seams on the waistband match up and pin the elastic to the waistband to hold it in place.

Sewing the waistband with the elastic inside

Sew the waistband closed with the elastic inside. Be sure not to catch the elastic in the stitches.

Pinning the waistband to the skirt

With right sides facing, pin the waistband to the skirt, matching up the side seams.

Sewing the waistband to the skirt

Sew the waistband to the skirt along the same line that you stitched the waistband closed.

Pressing the waistband

Press the waistband with the skirt pointing down towards the skirt.

Hemming the miniskirt

6. Hem

For the hem, mark the skirt on the inside at 3 centimeters (0.12 inches) from the bottom and then fold up the hem to that mark.

Sewing the miniskirt hem

Pin and press the hem, then sew it in place. You can sew the hem by hand, topstitch, or double needle.


Press the finished hem.

Rose miniskirt and matching cardigan

Miniskirt pattern and sewing tutorial

Isn’t it pretty? I hope this inspires you to make a DIY mini skirt yourself! If you do, then please leave a comment to let me know how it turned out.

Suggested materials:
  • 1.3 meters (1.5 yards) medium-weight knit fabric
  • 40 x 3 centimeters (15.75 x 1.18 inches) iron-on interfacing
  • 150 x 3 centimeters (59 x 1.18 inches) sewing elastic
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