My Little Miss loves these simple skirts. They’re quick and easy to sew and can be stitched from a wide range of fabrics so they make fantastic stash busting sewing projects. This one is made from a scrap of red and black hounds tooth wool. It’s just perfect for Christmas party wear.


Sewing Pattern

I use this Simplicity 1332 sewing pattern A LOT.

As well as the lovely simple skirt I’m sewing it also includes a sewing pattern for super simple leggings and a lovely colour blocked top. There’s a cardigan too which I haven’t got round to sewing up yet.

It’s a super quick and easy sewing pattern, perfect for beginners. It’s also nice for a more experienced sewer (sewist?) like me to have a really quick pattern that I can use to quickly and easily fill my little girl’s wardrobe.

Simplicity Sewing Pattern 1332
Simplicity Sewing Pattern 1332

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Sewing the Side Seams

I double stitch all my seams, first with a conventional sewing machine, then with an overlocker.

Most of my sewing projects are for children so I think it’s really important that they stand up to rough and tumble play.

Finishing the seams with an overlocker also means that they’re all nicely enclosed which gives a really professional finish.

How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332
How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332

Sewing the Waistband

I used to eyeball my elastic casing but an uneven edge can make it very difficult to catch it consistently when sewing in place from the front. Now I ALWAYS take the time to measure it accurately.

How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332
How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332

I join the two ends of the elastic with a zig zag stitch, reversing and re-stitching several times to make sure it’s good and secure.

I insert the elastic and then sew the elastic casing. It is more fiddly to stitch than using a bodkin but it results in a much neater finish and no sewing up the hole – yay!

How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332
How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332

Sewing the Hems

I’m using my twin needle to stitch the hem in place so that the wrong side of the hem is neatly caught at the back of my stitching.

How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332
How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332

Sewing Linky Parties

[Creative Lovers] [Really Crafty Link Party] [Craftastic Monday Link Party] [All About Home Link Party] [Beautifully Made Link Party] [Share Your Style] [Creatively Crafty Link Party] [Link Up On the Edge] [Create, Bake, Grow & Gather Party] [Farmhouse Friday] [Handmade Monday] [Inspire Me Monday] [Dare to Share] [Saturday Sparks Link Party] [Wednesday Link Party] [Spread The Kindness Link Up] [Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop] [Wonderful Wednesday] [Karins Kottage Wednesday Linky Party] [Creative Muster] [Happiness Is Homemade] [183 Senior Salon]


I do hope this sewing project inspires you to have a go at sewing your own clothes. Follow me on your favourite social media channel to see more craft projects like this.

How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332
How to Sew a Gathered Skirt with Simplicity 1332

A Little Bit About Me . . .

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner little of the interweb. I’m Bridie, mum to two small humans, full time homemaker and full time craftaholic – which totally explains why I’m always short on time!

Bridie @ Heart Hearth and Crafting

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