This is my official go to summer skirt this season.
I love the simple high waistband coupled with the curved opening pockets and a partially exposed brass zipper. I just love it. Pair it with a tee and some flats for the day or some pumps and a fitted blouse for a dressier ensemble. Either way, you can't go wrong.
Want to make your own?
|See my little lovie peeking out the window on the right?|
|Exposed zipper.. here we come!|
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to sew a basic high waisted, full skirt with a partially exposed zipper. For my skirt, I added a pocket. If you choose to add a pocket to your skirt, I've provided links showing you how to do that. If you don't want to add pockets, you're skirt will be done in no time. : )
PS. Don't be intimidated by the length of the tutorial or the fact there is a zipper, if I can do, you can too.. promise! ; ) )
Here's what you will need:
- 1.5 yards of main fabric (striped fabric above)
- 1.25 yards of lining fabric (probably only need 1 yard if not doing pockets)
- 1 zipper (I used a 9 inch jeans zipper I bought at Joanne's)
- Small piece of coordinating tightly woven fabric to stabilize your zipper. (This should be 3 inches wide by 3 inches longer than the length of your zipper)
- Interfacing (enough to cover your waistband plus a bit more for the zipper)
- Fabric Marker
- Sewing Machine
Click below to see the full tutorial.