A+ Skirts

A+ skirts from Make it Perfect patterns is a very easy and wonderful pattern. This skirt takes just a couple hours from pattern tracing to completion, and just an extra hour for adding a lining like this skirt sample. The simple A line silhouette is flattering on any body type, and depending on the fabric you choose, this can either be a casual garment or perfect for special events or the office. The pattern comes with 3 variations, that can be spiced up even more for endless options for your favorite A-line skirt. You can add trims, linings, use contrast fabrics for the pockets or yoke, and embellish your skirt with embroidery. Almost endless options! Also, this is a great pattern for all year round sewing. The pattern does not come with instructions for adding a lining, like I did in this sample, so here are some quick tips on how to do so!

You do not have to do this step if you are using a solid fabric on the outside, but since I used an eyelet, I had to back the pocket piece. I simply sewed the lining to the pocket piece so they were one piece and constructed the pocket as instructed in the pattern. You do not do the pocket steps for the lining skirt.

Complete the instructions for the skirt -minus finishing details- for the outer fabric and lining, so you will end up with 2 skirts essentially. Remember, the lining does not need pockets.

Next, sew the lining to the outer fabric at the top of the waistband with right sides together. Edgestitch the seam allowance to the lining. Press right side out, and continue with the pattern's instructions for finishing. A tip for making sure the lining doesn't pop out at the hem: you can hem the lining 1/2" shorter than the outer fabric and add a strand of embroidery floss, or a chain stitch, a little ways up from the hem of both skirts to connect the lining and outer fabric. If you want the lining to stick out, for a cute design detail, do the opposite, and hem the outer fabric more than the lining.

You now have a brand new skirt!

Happy sewing