Itsostylish Sewing Pattern for How to make a mermaid skirt. Free pattern

Totally free patterns and sewing tutorials online. Free for commercial use see terms for restrictions.

How to make a mermaid skirt. Free pattern

Sew a mermaid skirt. Follow our easy to understand tutorial with video and written instruction. Free multi-sized sewing pattern.

How to make a mermaid skirt. Free pattern

Video

Cutting your pattern

  • ​Print out the pdf pattern pieces. Basque, skirt body and ruffle.
  • ​Stick the pieces together or trace each piece onto a piece of brown paper (tracing is preferred).
  • ​Mark out required size and cut out your pattern.

Cutting your fabric

Cutting your fabric
  • Cutting your fabric ​Lay fabric out folded lengthwise so that the stretch goes widthwise.
  • ​Lay ruffle to fold trace using tailors chalk or pin to fabric, cut 2.
  • ​Lay basque to fold trace using tailors chalk or pin to fabric, cut 2.
  • Lay skirt, flip over at fold marking. Cut 2 through the layers of fabric.

Sewing your skirt

  • ​Fold out cut pieces, lay right side up.
  • ​Place basques right sides together.
  • ​Place ruffles right sides together.
  • ​Skirt body right sides together.
  • ​Seam skirt body sides, 6mm seam allowance.
  • ​Seam basque sides, 6mm seam allowance.
  • ​Seam ruffle sides, 6mm seam allowance.
  • ​Fold basque over to form top of skirt. ​Place inside skirt body, matching side seams.
  • ​Stitch in place right sides together, 6mm seam allowance.
  • ​Turn to right side, slip ruffle over skirt, match side seams, stitch in place using 6mm seam allowance ​Neaten hem edge, hem ruffle ​Iron skirt.
  • See Video of process.

Make five skirts from this pattern

Make five skirts from this pattern

Turn this pattern into five different skirts, see instructions below

Full circle skirt

Full circle skirt

Use only pattern section 3. Measure the top of the pattern, cut a strip of fabric 12cm wide, to the match the length at the waist of the pattern. Measure your waist, cut a 5cm wide strip of knitted elastic 10cm less than your waist measurement. Sew the elastic into the casing.(video instruction available on this site. Search elastic casing). Sew the band to the skirt, stretching to fit. Hem the skirt

Pencil skirt with turnover band

Pencil skirt with turnover band

Use only sections 1 and two. Sew as for mermaid skirt, but do not add the ruffle. Hem at skirt body edge.

Circle skirt on turnover band

Circle skirt on turnover band

Use pattern pieces 1 and 3, in your size. Adjust the waist of the ruffle to the length of the basque base.

Aline maxi with turnover band

Aline maxi with turnover band

Measure the length you’d like for your skirt, but measuring from your hip line to the floor, in the shoes you prefer to wear. Extend the side line of the skirt body at an angle to create a smooth flare at the side, to the length you’ve measured. Use pattern pieces 1 and 2 to complete your project.

Wrap over skirt

Wrap over skirt

Lay the body of the skirt onto a piece of brown paper, draw the body, foldover at foldline and draw the other half. Drawing the curved edge as shown on the image. Use sections 1 and 2 of your pattern

Download Free

Contact


Itsostylish

Towerby
Johannesburg
P: +27 642490926
Susan
Click here to contact us

Get our newsletter for a free pattern and drafting lesson every week

Gumroad.com operates our newsletter

Back to top

© 2000-2023 Itsostylish, Inc. · Privacy · Terms