Project Diana Wrap Skirt

By Stephanie Struckmann

Skill Level: Beginner  

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Create a classic silhouette by making a simple A-line skirt all on the serger.

Materials:

  • Wrap skirt pattern or template below
  • Paper to trace pattern
  • 4 Cones of Maxi-Lock serger thread
  • 1 Spool decorative or contrasting color thread
  • Measuring tape
  • 2 ½ yards linen
  • Interfacing
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Skirt hook and eye
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Iron and ironing board

Tools:

  • Baby Lock Diana serger

Steps:

  1. Measure and trace off pattern on to the pattern paper.

  2. Measure your back waist (from hipbone to hipbone). Then, measure your front waist.

  3. Adjust the pattern width according to your measurements. Add or subtract as needed. Remember the front pieces overlap.

  4. On the front and back pattern, measure from the waist edge 4” down and draw a line. Trace this section off to form the front and back facings.

  5. On the front and back pattern, measure from the waist edge 4” down and draw a line. Trace this section off to form the front and back facings.

  6. Cut four tie pieces 3-½” x 22”. Cut one short end of the ties off at an angle.

  7. Cut four tie pieces 3-½” x 22”. Cut one short end of the ties off at an angle.

  8. Place two ties right sides together. Serge both long ends and the angled end. Turn the tie right side out through the open short end. Press.

  9. Repeat for the remaining tie strand.

  10. Serge the front to the back at the side seam. Place one of the ties in the left side seam.

  11. Serge the facing front to the facing back at the side seams.

  12. With right sides together serge facing to the skirt at the waist band edge.

  13. Place the remaining tie on the right front.

  14. Serge the front sides catching the facings. Continue along the front edge to the hem edge. Serge across the hem edge.

  15. Turn the waistband edge to the right side and press.

  16. Set the serger up for a chain stitch using a decorative or contrasting thread in the chain looper.

  17. Chain stitch along the edges of the skirt waistband, skirt ties and skirt front, and hem turning under the serged edge when needed.

  18. Hand stitch a skirt hook in place to secure the front without a tie to the waist band edge.

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