What We’re Making! The Cerisy Skirt by Rachael
I found a great skirt tutorial. I must share! The Cerisy Skirt from Rachael at Imagine Gnats. The reversible skirt, yes I said reversible, uses a knit fabric band instead of elastic. The classic A line skirt is my favorite style. And there is no hemming!
The Anna Maria Horner Field Study Pressed Field Poppy in Linen makes me smile.
The reverse is Robert Kaufman Chambray Union in Dark Indigo which will go with everything.
The formula is easy to figure out and transfer to a large piece of paper for a pattern. You will need about 1 1/2 yards of 45″ fabric for each side plus a 14″ x ? length of jersey knit (an old T-shirt works too).
I hunted down a scrap of jersey knit in my stash for the band. Go smaller than suggested on the waist band if your knit is very stretchy. The jersey knit tends to slip around on me when wearing the skirt. Once the band is sewn to the skirt a simple top stitch is used to stitch down the raw edge giving the front a nice finished edge.
The other side isn’t as pretty but the waist band will cover that edge when folded over. The waist band ends up similar to the band on a pair of yoga pants. Another option – Make a thinner band without the fold over to cut down on the bulk of fabric in the waist.
The Melody Miller fabric from my stash made a festive skirt. It’s hard to decide which side to wear facing out. Either way I get several complements each time I wear it. The Cerisy Skirt is the most comfortable skirt I own.