Friday Sew-Along: Make a Quick, Patternless Gingham Skirt, Part 1

For this week's project, I am going to make my Shifting Plaids Skirt  that was featured in my editor's letter picture in Stitch Summer 2015. You can purchase and download the instructions on You are going to love this project, because you don't have to tape a pattern together! It's patternless!

Patternless Shifting Plaids
designed by me! 

Grey Follie by Lotta.

  As featured in my editor's pic
in Stitch Summer 2015

For the skirt, I used Lotta Jansdotter's gorgeous, oversized gingham pattern called Follie by  Windham. This is the best fabric for this skirt because the large scale gingham makes the pleating at the waist so easy, but you can also use another favorite gingham or plaid. 

This skirt is designed with the pleating at the waist that turns the squares into stripes. It's just the coolest and so, so easy. We will gather our materials this week and get the project done next week. I created my editor's skirt with the tangerine gingham, so I am going to do this version in gray. Also, in the original I used the lengthwise fold of the fabric as the hemline. This time I am going to sew on a deep hem allowance, which is also super-easy and creates a quick couture look..

To prepare for this project all you need are your materials and waist measurement. Isn't that fabulous! So get your fabrics and I will see you here next Friday .  

Visit the Sew Daily Shop to download the instructions for my Shifting Plaids Skirt. You can get the brand new Stitch Summer 2015 issue there as well. 

Happy stitching!

P.S. If you want to learn how to make this project along with me live, you can attend the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Worcester, Mass., where I will be teaching a course that provides the materials. We will make the skirt in-class. I hope to see you there!



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About Amber

Amber Eden is the editor of Stitch and She LOVES sewing and editing Stitch and She also loves dance, yoga, iced decaf triple espressos, and her two golden retrievers. She divides her time between Boston and New York.

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