{Reader Tutorial} Bali the reversible skirt pattern

August is all about YOU! We will be sharing ‘Reader Tutorials’ for the next 3 weeks as we are all busy with our family, but never fear, come September we will all be back into the swing of things and sharing our normal mix of crafty goodness.


Given that spring is well and truly on the way now, I thought it would be good to make a tropical-themed skirt for those warm summer evenings out. I’ve used Batik fabric for both sides of this reversible skirt. You can, of course, use other fabrics of similar weight and texture, but I like the exotic look of Batik.

This is a project for intermediate sewers.  There are a couple of steps that might be challenging for beginners.

Materials You Will Need

  • 1 1/2 yards of fabric, cotton batik, silk batik, raw silk, quilting cotton or cotton twill.

  • 1 1/2 yards of a contrasting fabric of any of the above

  • 1″ decorative elastic.  We purchased ours at Strapcrafts who have a great selection. (OPTIONAL)

  • 1 reversible brass metal zipper, 16″ length.  (We got our zipper from Coats Thread & Zipper here.)

  • sewing thread to match both fabrics

  • fusible interfacing (very thin)  if you are using quilting cotton

You can find all the details here. 

Actually Amy (1188 Posts)

When Amy is not blogging here on And Sew We Craft you can find her over at Actually Amy where she blogs about her life and other things.

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