This has to be one of the easiest patterns I’ve ever shared. I wanted to keep the pattern as simple as possible, but also give you a skirt with an killer fit. All you need is 4 measurements and a bit of very basic math. Hooray for easy patterns!
I’ve written the instructions below, but to be fair, this pattern is so easy you probably don’t need them.
And don’t forget to let me know how you get on.
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Easy DIY Maxi Skirt Pattern
You will need:
- measuring tape
- paper for the pattern (back of wrapping paper, parcel paper,
1. Take a few measurements:
- around the waist (or where you want the skirt to sit)
- around your hips
- the length from your waist to hips
- and length from waist to ankles
2. Write these measurements down somewhere handy.
Make your pattern
1. Start by making a pattern for a quarter of the skirt (because you’ll cut out the fabric on the fold to make a half, and then you’ll sew the two halves together). Divide the around the waist and hip measures by 4 (or quarter them).
2. Draw a pattern onto your paper by following the picture above.
Measure out your quarter waist measure and mark on the paper. From the waist point you just drew, measure down your waist to hip measure and mark. At this point measure out your quarter hip measure. From your quarter waist measure, measure your waist to foot measure.
3. To work out how much flare to add to your skirt you can use the simple ‘to add fullness’ measures above. Use your quarter hip measure (not the full measure from Step 1).
Connect all the points to make your pattern.
4. Finally, curve the bottom hem slightly. This will help the skirt fall better.