Who doesn’t love a skirt with pockets? Nobody, that’s who. I also love that this skirt hits below the knee, which makes walking to and from the bus stop, walking the dogs, and moving around at work much easier than in a skirt that hits above the knee. Plus it’s made with vintage fabric I got for $1/yard! It really is a win all around.
Skill level: This sewing project would be good for intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: A couple to a few hours, depending on skill level.
1. Fabric – I would recommend a machine washable cotton since those are the easiest to cut, sew and wash.
2. Zipper – You’ll need a coil zipper like these. Check the back of the pattern for length.
3. Hook & eye – I like to use black size 2 (like these) for most of my projects, but silver is an option as well.
4. Skirt Pattern – I used Simplicity pattern 2698 to make this skirt. (See how I made a version in black here.)
I made this skirt a few years ago from fabric I got at a fabric store in Moscow, ID that was going out of business. They had tons of vintage fabric for $1/yard and I am still mad at myself for not buying more. I did buy a couple of yards of the below five fabrics though, and have made a garment out of all of them except the one with the feather print. (See how I used the plaid fabric second from the right here.)
I love how easy the pattern is to follow (it helps that I’ve used it a few times), and how with different fabric it can look so different in the end. This yellow one is easy to dress up…
or dress down…
Fun fact: In this photo above, the belt and shirt are from thrift stores! I love when an outfit comes together that is mostly handmade or snagged second hand.
- Once in an Isle Skirt // 2. Raising the Bar-Becue Skirt // 3. Breathtaking Tiger Lilies Skirt // 4. Just This Sway Skirt
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