I had no idea what to do with this stretch twill fabric.  It’s considered a “bottomweight” fabric and it’s most suitable for things that “cover your bottom.”  I decided to go with this simple skirt.

Pattern: McCall’s M7022 (View C with slight modifications)


  • Stretch twill (97% cotton, 3% spandex)


  • I cut a size between 10 and 12, but I found that with this stretchier fabric, I could get away with cutting a size 8
  • I also tapered the skirt a little bit because it was such a stiff fabric, it looked a bit silly to have it as a full A-line skirt

What I Found Helpful:

  • Skirts are really hard to fit me because I’m high waisted and the skirts tend to come up whenever I sit down.  I made sure to try it on at every step.  In fact, I had to redo the side seams because it was a little loose.
  • Edgejoining feet are useful for understitching

Mini Sewing Victory:

  • I’ve made plenty of dresses before but I finally made a skirt!
  • I used up old fabric
  • I used up a 7″ zipper I had lying around
  • I sewed a yoke for the first time!

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