I fell in love with this fabric when I found it at Goodwill, and decided to make a skirt out of it a few years ago.
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. I think the fabric I have is a linen blend, but if you can find fabric for $3 total, always go with that option.
2. Zipper – You’ll need a coil zipper like these. Check the back of the pattern for length.
3. Hook & eye – I usually use black size 2 (like these) for my projects, but silver is a good option for a lighter color fabric like this.
4. Skirt Pattern – I used Simplicity pattern 2698 to make this skirt. (See how I made a version in black here and a yellow version here.)
I actually think the original length I went with was a little too long, so I shortened it by about 6″ a couple of years ago. I still love the skirt, and I found that it’s much more versatile this way.
The photos of the longer version of the skirt were taken before we had pets of our own (!). We watched my brother’s cat for a few weeks when he was in Sweden. This is him loving every second of being in the photo.
Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack are two of my favorite places to shop. I mean, Hello amazing return policy and customer service. Below are some striped skirt options available to purchase if you don’t have time to make one of your own!
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