Midi Skirt From Scratch

DIY by Ruffa
by DIY by Ruffa
9 Materials
2 Hours

Silk skirts are so trendy right now! I decided to sew one from scratch and I love how it turned out! Check out this tutorial to learn all you need to know to make a stunning, silk midi skirt for yourself.

Tools and materials:

  • Silk fabric
  • Clips
  • Iron
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Elastic
  • Pins
  • Chalk
Black silk midi skirt

Fold the fabric 

To get the best stretch from the fabric, grab one corner of the fabric and fold it over. Use clips to hold the fold in place. 

Silk midi skirt outfit

Trace a skirt 

Use a skirt that fits you well as a pattern. If you prefer to make your own pattern, make sure to take all the relevant measurements. 

Silk slip midi skirt

Trace around the skirt adding about a 3-inch seam allowance. 

How to sew a silk midi skirt

Then go ahead and cut the fabric. I like to use a rotary cutter because it frays the fabric less. 

Trim the waistline

Trim the waistline 

Trim the waistline at a slight curve. Then copy this piece to cut another exact piece for the back of the skirt.

How to make a silk midi skirt

Sew the sides  

Place the two pieces, wrong sides together, and clip them in place. 

Sew a straight stitch

Then go ahead and sew the side seams with a straight stitch. Make sure to leave at least ½ an inch of seam allowance. 

Trim the seam allowance

Trim the remaining seam allowance with a pair of scissors. 

Sew a silk midi skirt

Press the seams 

Next, make sure to press the side seams with an iron. 

Cut an elastic band

Make a waistband 

After pressing, measure your waist and then cut an elastic adding 1 inch.

Easy silk midi skirt

Sew the band together and then mark 4 equal markings around the band. Do the same on the waistline of the skirt. 

Pin on the band

Go ahead and pin on the band matching up the markings. Sew on the band using a zig-zag stitch. 

Make a silk midi skirt

Turn out the waistband and topstitch. I used black elastic so I didn’t have to hide it in the fabric but if you use colorful elastic you may want to tuck it in and sew.

Hem the skirt

Hem the skirt 

Double fold the bottom of the skirt and hem it. 

DIY silk midi skirt

This silk midi skirt is sleek and elegant! What color silk fabric would you use to sew this skirt? Share in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
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  • Clips
  • Iron
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