Sew a Simple Tube Skirt

Simple Tube Skirt (no pattern needed)

Single Knit SkirtDescription:  Black and gray checkered print single knit fabric.  Elastic waistband that with a top stitching at top of waistband to reduce bulk.  Unlined skirt.

Sew another?  Yes.  The one hour window and ease of this project makes it very attractive.  I also have a large stash of fabric that I can search through.  Next time, though, I’m lining the skirt.

Pattern:  No commercial pattern used.  See Comments below.

Comments:  Used pattern design from Crafty Brett Bara as outlined in her new book entitled, Sewing in a Straight Line.  I was quite taken with this project found in the chapter, “How to Sew a Skirt in One Hour”.  Following the directions I made this skirt.  Just needed my hip measurement, plus 5/8″ for seams, and my desired length (including allowances for hem and waist).  I drew out these dimensions on the reverse side of the fabric using a tailor’s chalk.

Pattern alterations:  When sewing, I just added the top stitching row at the top edge of the waist band in an attempt to reduce bulk.  Since I have a heavier silhouette, I do not want to call to much attention this area.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Megan McCall
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 08:39:35

    Is that elastic?!? You know how I feel about you wearing elastic waistbands!


  2. redbamsews
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 08:49:11

    Yes, I know how you feel about elastic. But, sometimes, elastic can be a girl’s best friend–bloating. Besides, I wear my blouses out anyway. There wasn’t enough fabric a more fitting type of skirt.


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