Maroon Sweater (similar here), Buffalo Plaid Pencil Skirt (made by me – tutorial below, similar for sale here and here), Black Tights, Black Hunter Boots, Similar Leather Tote Bag, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Star Necklace
Buffalo plaid is one of my all time favorite prints. Especially for winter, it’s just so festive and pretty. I love it in red and black, but this white and black smaller buffalo plaid fabric on Fabric.com caught my attention and I had to get some!
Scroll to the bottom to find the step by step instructions!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 or 1 1/2 yards flannel fabric (I used this one)
9-12″ invisible zipper
note: I do not provide printable patterns for my sewing tutorials. Use this video to make your own patterns!
First, cut your pattern pieces. You’ll need a SKIRT FRONT (cut on the folded edge), a FRONT WAISTBAND LINING (also cut on the fold), and then two SKIRT BACK pieces and two BACK WAISTBAND LINING pieces. If you fold your fabric in half, it’s easy to make these cuts efficiently.
Step 1. Take your SKIRT FRONT piece and fold to create a pleat on either side. Make sure they’re perfectly symmetrical and equal distance from the sides. This step is optional if you don’t want the pleats in the front. Now sew across the entire top to secure these pleats in place.
Step 2. Take your two back pieces and place darts in the top so the pieces taper around your curves.
Step 3. With right sides together, take your FRONT WAISTBAND LINING and your SKIRT FRONT pieces and sew them together at the waist.
Step 4. Repeat step 3 with the SKIRT BACK and WAISTBAND pieces.
Step 5. Insert your zipper, following the instructions on the packaging. Then sew up the rest of the skirt back.
Step 6. Take your SKIRT FRONT and SKIRT BACK pieces and (with right sides together) sew up the sides. Make sure the WAISTBAND LINING is flipped up while you sew it together. Then trim your seam allowances and tuck the waistband inside the skirt.
Step 7. Hem your skirt to your desired length, and then “stitch in the ditch” (stitch directly on top of the existing side seam) on either side of the waistband to secure the lining in place.
And you’re done!
this post is sponsored by Fabric.com