This take on our Long Fitted Skirt—one of my longtime favorite go-to pieces—is available for a limited time in our DIY Sewing Kit Collection through The School of Making. I own many versions of this skirt in a range of colors and wear them throughout the year, from one season to the next. The Long Fitted Skirt is fitted at the waist and flares to the hem, which has a slight train in the back.
This version is worked in our Anna’s Garden design using negative reverse appliqué with our medium-weight 100% organic cotton jersey—choose your fabric and thread color. This and all of our DIY kits can be personalized to your specific design choices and worked in any technique from our books or Swatch of the Month to embellish. Create your own version using the custom DIY kit.
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DIY Anna’s Garden Long Skirt Kit
If you opt to cut your own Long Skirt without a prepared kit, you will need 4 total yards of fabric—2 yards for the outer layer and 2 for the inner layer.
Basic sewing supplies: scissors, pins, needles
Alabama Studio Sewing + Design for instructions on negative reverse appliqué and garment construction directions.
Embroider your complete skirt using the negative reverse appliqué technique found on page 99 of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. Once all embellishments are complete, use instructions for constructing the Long Skirt on page 60 of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design.
OUR DESIGN CHOICES
Fabric weight – 100% organic medium-weight organic cotton jersey
Fabric color for outer layer – Black
Fabric color for inner layer – Black
Button Craft thread – Black #2
Textile paint color – Black Gold
Stencil – Anna’s Garden
Knots – Outside
Seams – Inside Felled
Binding stitch – Zigzag used on fold-over elastic
Photos by Rinne Allen and Abraham Rowe
I love this skirt pattern. In January I used it to make my Ultimate Winter Skirt–a basic version in Polartec 200 sweater knit fabric that looks like an elegant long skirt, but feels as cozy as a blanket. Check it out: https://patternandbranch.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/alabama-chanin-long-skirt-new-england-style/
Your patterns have helped make knits accessible to me. I love them now, and your books gave me the confidence I needed to get started. I can’t wait for the next one to come out!