If we strip down the process of making a Mercer bias skirt to just steps required, it will amount to 3. 

Just 3 steps to make this skirt:

1. Close side seams⁠
2. Attach the elastic band to the waist⁠
3. Finish hem⁠

You’re done and fabulously dressed!⁠

If you feel like you need a little more support, or your fabric is too sheer to wear on its own, you can easily line this skirt. Just cut your self (main) skirt in double, attach it in double layer following instructions of the pattern, let it hang for a few hours or overnight, and true and trim both hems. I usually make my linings about 1/2″ to 3/4″ shorter than the self. 

Do not bother making lining shorter at the cutting stage. If your fabrics are different, they may stretch differently on the bias, and since you’ll be going through the hanging and trimming process anyway, that extra step isn’t necessary. 

Follow this very detailed sew-along to make your own version of a bias skirt. 

Happy sewing!

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