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Basic Skirt Variation: Self-Drafted Denim Skirt

A few weeks back I shared my self-drafted skirt as the start of my journey through Cal Patch’s Book Design It Yourself Clothes. Today I’m here to show you a variation!

As I mentioned, the premise of the book is that once you draft a well-fitting basic pattern, you can draft different styles off of it, knowing it fits you to a tee. You can build an entire wardrobe from 4 or 5 basic patterns! One of the variations the book is the Rosie denim skirt.

Rosie Skirt | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

I took their suggestion and made it shorter with the idea of wearing over leggings. It could also be worn by itself or over a swimsuit – separates are so flexible!

Rosie Skirt | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

The book takes you through drafting this style off of the Basic Skirt Pattern by tracing the original onto new pattern paper, drawing the hemline shorter, adding 1″ side slits, drafting a waistband (options of curved or straight) and pockets.

Rosie Skirt | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

The finishing suggested is a side button closure but you could do a back zip or fly zipper (instructions not included in the book).

Rosie Skirt | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

I chose a really soft light to medium weight denim for this project and it’s really easy and comfortable to wear. You can see all of TheFabricMarket.com’s denim here.

Rosie Skirt | MadeByJaime for TheFabricMarket.com

If you’d like to start drafting your own clothes, I highly recommend Cal Patch’s book! But if you’d like further help, check out my local sewing classes at MadeByJaime.com. I’d love to partner with you to help you through this process. You can also find me on Facebook & Instagram. Come by and say hi!

And, as always, if you make something with fabrics from TheFabricMarket.com, please share it with us on our Facebook page!

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