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Learn to Sew – Project #3 – The Straight Skirt

Hello everyone! We’re moving on to Project #3. If you are just joining the Sewing Course, please start with Projects #1 & #2 before starting this project. For those of you who have been following along, you will also learn three new techniques:

  1. Installing Interfacing;
  2. Sewing & Pressing Darts;
  3. Using a Tailor’s Ham (Pressing Ham)

This is another pattern that you can sew up in no time, once you’ve mastered the basic techniques.

Create the Look

  • Pattern: Butterick 5466 (View A)
  • Farbric: All fabrics are from my stash (purchased at JoAnn’s Fabrics) – No links are available, as these are old purchases.

Styling Options

The straight skirt is a very versatile wardrobe piece.  It may be worn either as a separate piece of clothing or as part of a suit.  There is some debate as to the proper name for this type of skirt.  Some call it a pencil skirt, while others refer to it as a tube skirt.  I’ve read that the straight skirt is shorter than the pencil skirt and doesn’t have a slit or vent.  Also, I’ve heard that the pencil skirt is constructed of knit fabric.  I’m not quite clear, as there are so many opinions, therefore, I’m calling this version a straight skirt.  If you have knowledge to share with me on this one, I welcome it.

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If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below, or send me an email message.

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember: “When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!”


Here are photos of the finished skirt. You will find the video for Project #3 at the end of this post.

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Straight Skirt -

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All Photos Courtesy of CEMO!

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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Nikki

    Good morning Anita.

    I located your blog from the Bloglovin.

    I am new to sewing (about a year now) and I find it to be a very relaxing hobby and rewarding when you see the finished product.

    I love the three skirts that you created for this tutorial and was wondering if you could tell me what type of fabric did you use for these three skirts or provide links to similar fabric choices?

    Thank you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Nikki! All 3 of these fabrics were purchased from JoAnn’s Fabrics a long time ago. They’ve been in my stash and I pulled them out to use for the class. I’ve seen the peach colored one in the store recently, but I don’t have a link for it. I believe it’s with the linens. The green on is with the linens also, if they still have it. The multi-print is a knit and I don’t know if it’s still available. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t be of more help to you. Welcome to the sewing community and I wish you many years of fun with your new hobby.

  2. Leslie

    Love your blog. So glad I found you. 🙂

  3. Lisa

    Wonderful tutorial! The demos on dart and interfacing were very useful. Thank you.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks, Lisa! Glad to know that the tutorials are helpful.

  4. Michelina

    I am so behind on my sewing. This is a nice pattern, will purchase pattern this weekend.

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome, Michelina! Have fun making the skirt!

  5. Patricia

    I love the straight or pencil skirts. Beautiful looks on you! I have the same purple, floral print fabric in my stash! A pencil skirt is definitely what I am going to sew for my next quick project. Thanks for the idea!

    1. Anita Morris

      You’re welcome, Patricia! Have fun sewing your skirt!

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