My scrap bin is overflowing, so I made this skirt entirely out of fabric scraps from my bin. It’s a cute, knit mini with a yoga style waistband that’s a breeze to make and comfy for playing in. Never sewn with knits? For this project, all you really need to know is to use a ball point needle in your machine. I love knits because they don’t fray and they don’t really need ironing! This skirt is great in the Fall/Winter with leggings underneath and will be perfect alone in the Spring/Summer.
I used the ruffled bottom of a dress I don’t wear anymore so mine was pre-ruffled. I added a few inches to make it ruffle a bit more when we add the waistband. See below instructions if you’re ruffling a piece of fabric from scratch.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, I used a 1/4″ seam allowance. You can click on any of the smaller photos to enlarge them.
Cut out all your pieces.
Make the main skirt (grey fabric). With right sides together, sew the short sides of the knit together. Turn right side out and set aside.
Make the ruffled skirt piece. You want your ruffle to be the same width as the straight skirt. Hold it up to that tube and adjust ruffle so that it’s the same size. Then,with right sides of ruffled piece together (magenta fabric), sew the short end. Turn right side out. Now you have two tubes of fabric.