High Waist Skirt

It may have snuck up on us a bit this year, but Fall is here! The leaves are changing and the air is getting cooler. Time to start thinking about vamping up your Fall wardrobe! We’re loving this simple High Waist Skirt by Giselle LaFrance of Atelier Stitch. It’s an easy sew, and if you’re up for the zipper, could be done by a motivated beginner. We love her choice of fabrics — would this just look lovely with a soft camel-colored jacket? Oooooo, the possibilities!


High Waist Skirt
This is a very easy skirt that can be tweaked and embellished. Add pockets, make it mini, or apply lace to the bottom. The possibilities are endless. It wears best right around or above the belly button because of its lightly gathered and straight shape. Keep this is mind when measuring the waist. Sample used Brandon Mably Shell Scape, 44” wide.

Materials Needed
1 yard Skirt Fabric
One 20″ piece & one 20″ + waist measurement piece of Belt Tie material (bias tape, rope, leather, lace, ribbon)
1 yard Pellon® 930 Sew-In Midweight
1 Zipper
1 yard Contrast Bias Tape or Trim (optional)
Buttons (optional)

Tools Needed
Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
Rotary Cutter & Related Supplies

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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gisellelafranceGiselle hails from the great state of Maine where she works from her beautiful studio in the heart of Portland’s Arts district. Her passion is creating industrial fashion and accessories melded with elements of fantasy.

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