After spending some time last month poring over Other Stories, I really wanted a leather skirt. Since my wardrobe has become increasingly laid back, I wasn’t sure how a leather skirt would fit in or if I would even wear it. I recently picked up this pattern from Joann and realized that I could easily draft the skirt pattern myself (darts and all!) with the help of my new pattern, so I figured I would go for it. The final product turned out even better than I could have hoped!
1 yd of fabric in a stretch faux leather
12″ Zipper (I used a regular black zipper)
1/2 yd lightweight interfacing
Using pattern, cut pieces of fabric for skirt. I used a 5″ piece of fabric for the waistband and cut one piece for the front, and two identical pieces for the sides.
Sew darts as your pattern requires. I know darts can be a dreaded step in the sewing process, but I love how the really make a piece look tailored and polished.
Attach the skirt pieces together.
Iron on your interfacing to the skirt waistband pieces. This step is optional, but It adds a little extra structure to your fabric so that it goes the distance.
Sew your waistband pieces together, leaving the smaller waistband pieces unconnected to leave space for the zipper.
Attach your zipper to your skirt.
Cut skirt to desired length (My sweet spot is about 17.5″ (inc) from my waist – just at fingertip length) and hem the bottom.
I really, really love how well this skirt pairs with sweaters. I honestly think that’s the whole reason I made it!
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