Easy skirt with pockets

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.

yellow skirt

Skill level: This sewing project would be good for intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: A couple to a few hours, depending on skill level.

If you want to make this skirt for yourself, check out this link for supplies I use for just about every project. Additional sewing supplies you’ll need are listed below (I’ve linked to things from Amazon if you want things delivered to you, otherwise Joann’s will have everything you need):

 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.)

yellow skirt

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.)

yellow skirt

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…

yellow skirt

or dress down…

yellow skirt

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.

 ModCloth is my favorite place to shop for vintage-like clothing items that look expensive but are completely affordable. Below are some options for skirts similar to the one that I made above!

  1. Once in an Isle Skirt // 2. Raising the Bar-Becue Skirt // 3.  Breathtaking Tiger Lilies Skirt // 4. Just This Sway Skirt

5. How the Staples Have Turned // 6. Fashion Frenzy Skirt // 7. Intern of Fate Skirt // 8. Whole Yacht of Love Skirt

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