Colour block skirt

Colour block skirt

Take the colour blocking trend in a sophisticated direction with this burgundy, beige and black pencil skirt.

Colour-block-skirtYou will need

  • Fabric: 0.5m of any thick stretch fabric (look for bodycon fabrics) in three colours

NOTE: The skirt is made entirely to your own measurements, use a tape measure and follow the formulas carefully. Overlock all pieces. All seams have a 1cm seam allowance, except the hem, which is 2cm.

MEASUREMENTS
Waist = measurement A
Hip = measurement B
Seat (widest part over your bum) = measurement C
Length (from your waist, your desired length) = measurement D

To make

FOR THE BODY OF THE SKIRT

  1. Download the template. DOWNLOAD PDF
  2. Cut 2 black rectangles: (C + 12cm) ÷ 6 = E (width) D – 10cm = F (length)
  3. Cut 2 beige rectangles: E = width (F x 0.66) + 1cm = G (length)
  4. Cut 2 L-shaped beige pieces (remember to cut your fabric right sides facing):
    E = Top Width
    E – 2cm = I (Middle Width)
    (E x 2) – 2cm = J (Bottom Width)
    F = Left Length
    G – 2cm = K (Middle Length)
    F – G = L (Right Length)
  5. Stitch 3 coloured shapes together to form one front and a back panel, which will mirror each other. Remember to sew right sides facing and press open all seams.
  6. You now need to taper to the waist: (A + 2cm) ÷ 4 = M
    From the mid-point of the top of each panel measure M to either side. From M you want to taper down 20cm of the length (see diagram).
  7. Stitch the front and back panel together. Press open seams.

FOR THE BLACK BAND AT THE HEM

  1. Cut a strip of black fabric: C + 2cm = Length 12cm + 3cm = Width
  2. Fold in half (right sides facing) and stitch the ends together to create a band. Attach the band to the bottom of the body of the skirt (right sides facing). Press open seams. Turn up a 2cm hem and hand tack.

FOR THE INSIDE WAISTBAND

  1. Cut a strip of black fabric:
    A = Length
    5cm = Width
  2. Fold in half (right sides facing) and stitch the ends together to create a band. Attach the band to waistband (right sides facing) and turn in and press.

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Magazine issue date: Jun, 2014

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