Thursday, May 22, 2014

Self-Drafted Basic Skirts

Hi everyone,
Today post is about my four favorite skirts that I wear a lot but I didn't blog about it. I made the first skirt in 2010 and continue to make one skirt each year. So, now I had four basic skirts to wear for everyday wear :)
Pencil Skirts.

For the pattern, I followed step by step instructions from Burdastyle, "How to make a basic skirt"

Black pencil skirt ( made in 2010)- For the fabric, I used 1.5 yards of medium weight cotton that had a slight stretch in black color. The skirt has front and back darts, straight waistband , invisible zipper at the CB but I omitted hook n eye - so the zipper inserted until the top of waistband. I also omitted the lining.

Printed blue cotton pencil skirt (made in 2012)- I used the leftover fabric from my shift dress. As the fabric is not enough, I made the waistband with black elastic (4.5cm wide). The skirt also has front and back darts, invisible zipper inserted until the top of waistband/elastic and I added back slit/vent in the skirt.

A-line Skirts

For the pattern, I followed step by step instructions from Burdastyle "How to make an a-line skirt".

Printed dark grey A-line skirt (made in 2011). For the fabric, I used 1.5 yards of printed crepe fabric - it's drape so nicely and I think is perfect to wear in summer. I also used the elastic waistband and omitted the hook n eye, so the work was the same manner as my printed pencil skirt above.

Actually, I did the first A-line skirt for my red dress The dress turned-out nicely and I love how the skirt behaved. So, I made the skirt after I have done my dress :)

Grey color A-line skirt (cut the fabric in the end of 2013 and finished the skirt some days ago). For the fabric, I used medium weight wool crepe. I cut the fabric in December 2013 but I was so lazy to sew it. As MMM'14 is in the air right now, I remember that I have the skirt that need to finish. So, on Monday I sew the skirt and it done in three hours :)
This skirt has straight waistband, the length is just under the knee, invisible zipper at CB and finished the waistband by sew the hook n' eye and snap fastener. I also fuse the bias tape before I sew the zipper for smooth finishes :)

That's it for today post everyone. I still working on my Burdastyle trousers, my muslin done last week and this week is cutting the fabric and sewing it. Hopefully I will finish it by the end of the month :)
Happy sewing!


  1. These are brilliant ~ well done!

  2. I have figured out where all the holes in my wardrobe are because of MMM14. I am writing a post about this and it will help me sew what I need (or at least I hope). Your skirts are a great! I can see why you wear them a lot. As always, Hana, everything you make is divine!

  3. Thanks for this post Hana! I need to make a few everyday skirts for my wardrobe and yours are the perfect inspiration. I think it was lucky that you didn't have enough of the floral fabric for the waistband because the contrasting black looks great.

  4. I just love the skirts you created for everyday! I am a huge fan of a-line skirts and yours are beautiful!


  5. Love the skirts, they are versatile and always get our outfits look impeccable. Yours are so lovely!

  6. Hello everyone, thank you very much for your lovely comments. You are all very sweet :-)



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