DIY Paisley Baseball Skirt

I’m very excited to share this version of the Baseball Skirt with you because it might just be my FAVORITE of all the ones I’ve made. First off, I’m a sucker for color and for paisley. So I’m just dying over the fabric. Second, it’s crazy comfortable but looks totally dressy. You can take this out for a night on the town, look chic and feel comfortable too. Yay!

I picked up the fabric from the bargain table at Jo-Ann’s. It’s a basic polyester print and was surprisingly easy to work with. This type of fabric can fray easily and make a big mess while stitching so I finish (most of) the edges before I start stitching seams. If I’m concerned about bulk in certain areas, I’ll just be extra careful handling those pieces to prevent fraying. 

The pattern is my latest design–the Baseball Skirt. It features an elastic waist, side seam pockets and a curved hem. To make this a little dressier, I skipped the buttonholes and drawstring at the waist. I also added 2.5 inches to the length of the front to make it the same length as the back. This pattern is really easy to put together, making it a great project for those of you just getting started sewing. Plus, it only takes me a few hours to sew one from start to finish. I have a few more variations in the works that I'll be sharing with you over the next few months. So stay tuned and happy sewing!