The Rae skirt is designed for true beginners. If you can work a sewing machine and follow directions, you can make this skirt!
Tasia developed this skirt in collaboration with a local sewing instructor, designed as a very first sewing project.
For practice with sewing and finishing seams, there are vertical seams along the front, back, and sides of the skirt. This creates a better fit and more flattering silhouette than a rectangle-shaped elastic skirt. The casing is cut as an extension of the skirt, so it's easy to sew. I've included helpful little details in the instructions to make it a nicely finished project and a good learning experience. Our instructions are always thorough, but the Rae Skirt instructions are even more detailed with clear diagrams.
View A is an above the knee skirt with a slightly full silhouette. View B is the same length as A but with more fullness, and View C is a knee-length version of view B.
The beginner-level sewing project you'll actually want to wear!
Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller waist, larger hips.
Sizes: 0-16 (all sizes are included in one pattern!)
Skill Level: True Beginner
Fabrics: Lightweight woven fabrics such as cotton and cotton blends, challis rayon, linen and linen blends. Choose lightweight fabrics that will not be too bulky when gathered. Not suitable for plaids or stripes.
Notions: Thread, one yard of 1" wide elastic. Optional: 2" piece of ribbon to mark centre back.