Imagine a skirt that gracefully dances on your calves, showcasing perfectly symmetrical panels cut on the bias. With this DIY project, you can make that vision a reality. Our mid-length skirt, crafted from fine checkered wool, combines elegance with quick and straightforward sewing. Here’s what you’ll need:


– 1.20 meters of fine checkered wool, 1.50 meters wide (note that yardage depends on tile size and pattern)
– 1 zipper, 20 cm in length
– A strip of light interfacing
– 1 flat hook or 2 small hooks
– 1.20 meters of lining, 1.50 meters wide (optional)


1. Begin by drawing the skirt pattern according to the dimensions in the provided diagrams.

2. Cut the pieces, ensuring you add 1.5 cm seam allowance to the sides of the panels and the ends of the waistband, 4 cm for the hem, and 1 cm everywhere else. Don’t add a hem allowance to the lining’s bottom.

3. Additionally, cut a straight-grain strip measuring 40 x 3 cm for the loops.

Helpful Tips:

– Be cautious – this pattern must be cut on the bias, not the straight grain, to achieve the desired effect.

– To keep things simple, opt for square tiles that aren’t too large.

– The amount of fabric needed depends on the size of the tiles, so keep that in mind when selecting your material.

– The lining is optional if your fabric is smooth and won’t catch on tights.

– If you choose plain fabric for your skirt, you can eliminate the front seam.

– Finally, hang your work overnight before hemming, allowing it to settle and ensuring the best results in the final product.

With these straightforward instructions and a dash of creativity, you can craft a delightful mid-length skirt that’s perfect for dancing, twirling, or simply adding a touch of elegance to your wardrobe. Enjoy your DIY journey!