The Daylily Skirt free sewing pattern is a gorgeous way to push your summer wardrobe to the max-i. With three gathered tiers, it easily fits into your favorite trend. Play around with color blocking and try some bold solids, or go in the opposite direction with an intricately printed panel. Personally, I opted for one of Mood’s large-scale floral sateens paired with our Apricot Ensemble crop top, but the Daylily Skirt would look equally jawdropping in a crepe or velour as we head toward fall.
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 5 yards Mood Exclusive Paintbrush Lily Stretch Cotton Sateen
- 9″ Invisible Zipper
- 1 pkg Skirt Hook & Eyes
- 2 pkg Wrights White 1/2″ Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape
- MDF155 – The Daylily Skirt Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
First, sew your darts into the front and back upper skirt tiers, like you see below. Press them toward your side seams.
Sew the front and back panels together at one of the sides with a French seam. On the opposite side, insert your invisible zipper and finish the remainder of that side seam with a French seam as well.
If you’re using a fabric that’s more lightweight, you may want to interface your waistband panels here.
Once that’s done, sew two of your panels together at one of the short sides, like you see below. Repeat with the other two waistband panels to created your waistband facing. Attach one layer to the top of your skirt before attaching the facing along the top three edges of the waistband, fabric faces together. Clip your seam allowance, turn right side out, and press. Fold your raw edges inward and slip-stitch the bottom edge closed. Add a skirt hook & eye to complete your waistband.
Sew your middle tier skirt layers together at the shorter side seams using a french seam. Faces together, evenly gather the top edge of your middle tier onto the bottom edge of your upper tier, like you see below. Stay-stitch into place.
Finish the raw edges inside your skirt with a length of bias tape. Repeat the above steps with your lower skirt tier, hem the bottom edge, and your skirt is ready to wear!
Will you be giving the Daylily Skirt a try? Be sure to let me know what fabric types you’re considering in the comments below!