The 10 minutes Skirt

First of all, I’d like to thank all the kind ladies who have shown interest and invested their time towards the Dress a Girl In Kenya initiative. It is all about, sewing in our own homes, on our own time, but for the same cause. The response overcame my expectations! Asanteni sana and God bless you. I am still open to more people so please read the post here to find out how to get involved.

Today I’ll share a quick and delightful project; this is probably the easiest skirt you will ever have to make



You will need

Your sewing equipment and fabric of your choice


- Measure out enough fabric to make a full skirt based on your measurements and the desired length

for my size I had a meter and a half which was more than adequate, there is a lot of left over

1.Have your fabric laying flat and fold in half lengthwise, and fold over again so you have your fabric in 4layers, take the raw edge side and fold over across. These folds give your skirt more volume, I like he fuller feel. The length from the tip of the fold to where the edges of the fold will be the length of your skirt



3.Cut from the corner of edge mimicking a curve as shown.



you will end up with this


For the waist, as shown above, snip off about 10cm of the tip.

*I am a size 10, snip 7cm if you are less than that.

To determine if the waist fits, open it up and you will have something like this (already looking good)



Measure the waist circumference, and If  it is too small, fold back again and snip a tiny bit more, until you get it right. I used my high waist measurements.

4.I then made a 5cm opening for a zipper, button etc where you want the back of your skirt to be this also makes it easy to put on,  i used a hook and eye fastener.


I then created a waistband with my waist measurements and about 2cm wide, (as shown above). Pin and sew. finish off the ends with your fastener of choice

I left the bottom edge raw, I love how it drapes. If you do this, ensure to use a fabric that does not fray!





And there you have it, in just 10minuites !

It actually took me longer to compile the pictures and the tutorial lol

have a fab day xx

pics by Pius of Corals Photography


Leave a comment
  1. Nancie says:

    Sema ku-float through the article and yet you make it look so easy! Amazing skirt! xx

  2. Debbie says:

    eeeh, nyar mama! I have so many fabrics I have bought in the house , I think I will try this one of those weekends i have free. Besides, I was raised in the homescience era. I can sew. LOL. Thank you.

  3. Hellen says:

    Silvia this is sooo dope!! I def will give it a try.

  4. Antoinette says:

    yup, you were right, i’m totally going to try this. where do i get the fabric?

    • Silvia says:

      Hi Antionette, I got this fabric from Ghana a year ago, I will be getting some fabrics soon, I could let you know

  5. Keshi says:

    Khai! You make it seem so easy!!!

  6. scarlet says:

    imagine i have some material that i have never, used this should be a project of mine….

  7. Deeda says:

    So I tried to understand but lets conclude sewing wasn’t designed for people like me….nice piece sugar!

    • Silvia says:

      haha , thats true, its not for everybody, at least you tried! pictures please, lets see where you went wrong. thank you dear

  8. Carol says:

    In love with your blog

    I really admire you silvia! I wish to be you

  9. Neria says:

    Im thinking, print this tutorial, take it to my local tailor and charge her for the idea while she’s ‘practicing’ on my material.Lol!! Nice work!


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