Some trends are vibrant and loud, taking the stage when worked into an outfit. Others are versatile and timeless, with the ability to transform themselves for any style or look. The bias-cut skirt is the latter, and every one needs at least one in their wardrobe. With simple seams and elegant lines, our Indigo Skirt free sewing pattern is designed to let the fabric do all the work. Choose your favorite silk print like we did, or opt for a chic solid charmeuse!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 2 yards Italian Pink, Orange and Blue Painterly Floral Digitally Printed Silk Charmeuse
- Note: For directional prints or sizes above 10, you may want to get an extra yard.
- 1 yard 1″ Black Elastic
- MDF192 – The Indigo 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.
A bias-cut skirt is one of the easiest garments to put together, so you’re bound to start adding a few of these to your wardrobe after this!
First, make sure your grainline follows the guide on your pattern when you cut your pattern pieces, or your skirt will not have the flowy fullness at the bottom that’s typically seen in a skirt like this.
Before we start, it’s important to note that I cut two of the back panel in order to save some fabric as this print isn’t particularly directional. If you do this, be sure to add seam allowance to what will become the center back seam.
Begin by attaching your two back skirt pieces at the straight center back seam, like you see above. I recommend using French seams here to hide your raw edges. (Note: If you cut your back panel on the fold, you can skip this step.)
Lightly press your seam, and then attach your front skirt panel to the back at the side seams. Again, I recommend French seams. Lightly press your side seams as well.
Your skirt is beginning to take shape already!
To form your waistband, fold the top edge of your skirt inward 1/4″ toward the wrong side of the garment and lightly press. Fold the top down again another inch (or however wide your elastic is).
Pin into place and edge-stitch along the bottom fold of what is now the waistband casing. Cut a piece of elastic that’s 1″-2″ shorter than your waist measurement. Carefully seam rip a portion of the center back seam on the inside of your waistband and feed the elastic through the casing. Sew the ends of the elastic together once it’s fully through and then slip-stitch the waistband closed.
Lastly, hem your skirt with a 1/4″ rolled hem and the garment is ready to wear!