Low-rise Straight Skirt

Pattern: New Look #6345, view A, size 12

Fabric/Materials: Amy Butler Belle Collection Brown/Kashmir (purchased 1.5 yds, used just over 1 yard) and Moda Uptown Daisy Days Brown Spa .25 yd (waist band facing), 1 pkg Wrights Medium Rick Rack (hem trim) in Aqua Blue.

Techniques: Basic sewing, zipper installation

Modifications: Added rick rack to hem and contrasting waist band facing.

Hem Detail:
View of contrasting fabric for the waist band facing:

Comments: I've made the shorter A-line version of this skirt in the same size (one size larger than my measurements call for) to obtain a lower rise. It worked somewhat, but this time, it feels a little too low. I had more than enough fabric left over to make another belt:

I "fussy cut" the belt by centering my strips over the pattern and was able to achieve the look of two different prints from the same fabric. The belt buckle is from jcarolinecreative and the pattern is my own.


Nfld Knitter said...

Loving the design of this skirt! The Amy Butler fabris is beautiful as well.

KSK said...

I made the New Look skirt but in a size too small, unfortunately. It sits at the waist and kinda poofs out below the waistband. My question for you is, how did you finish the hem - I know you did a trim, but how did you attach it?

Roxy said...


Can I put an invisible zipper in, instead of the regular one the pattern calls for?