A Little Black and White Magic
1. Take your single yard of fabric, fold it selvage to selvage, and press. Cut along the fold line. Using a rotary cutter, cut the pieces to waist measurement plus 1 inch. (I cut mine to 33”, so now I have two pieces measuring 22” x 33”).
3. Now the fun part! Grab that charm pack and select some squares you like for the patchwork inset strip. Keep in mind that after seam allowances, your squares will be 4” long, so calculate how many you will need to cover the width of the main panel (I used 17). Sew them together into one long strip, making sure directional prints are oriented the same way.
4. Using your rotary cutter to cut your patchwork strip lengthwise, even up your edges. Then cut a 3” wide strip. The remaining strip will be somewhere around 1.75” wide. We’ll use it later for the binding, but set it aside for now.
7. RST, sew remaining short sides of skirt together so you have a tube. Topstitch the side seams.
Version A: Keeping the raw edge flat, fold up the binding just to the stitch line. This will give you about a ¼” binding. You may want to trim the raw edge a bit to make this easier. Pin and press heavily. Stitch a scant 1/8” from edge, making sure you cover the seam underneath. A small amount of the binding will be visible on the underside of the skirt.
Tada! The skirt is finished!
12. Stitch the unfolded short end and the long raw edge using a ¼” seam allowance. Turn inside out and topstitch around all four edges. Voila! You now have a lovely sash or scarf to accompany your cute new skirt!