Tokyo girls skirt with pockets sewing tutorial

Before sewing

For sewing this skirt we recommend to use a dense Jersey.

You can make the details of the pockets and the waistband from the main fabric or from another fabric, at your discretion.


  • Main fabric;
  • Interfaicing for pocket pieces;
  • Elastic for a waistband;
  • Thread.

Fabric consumption

Fabric consumption = desired skirt length + 4 cm (1,57 in).

Shirt measurements

Снимок экрана 2024-05-07 в 14.25.47 Half waist Снимок экрана 2024-05-07 в 14.26.09 Side length
Снимок экрана 2024-05-07 в 14.27.14 Hips
92 16 26 32.5
98 17 27.5 34
104 18 29 35.5
110 19 30.5 37
116 20 32 38.5
122 21 33.5 40
128 22 35.5 41.5
134 23 37.5 43
140 24 39.5 44.5

Attention! All our patterns already contain 1 cm / 0.39 in seam allowances.

Description of tailoring

Mark the place of the pockets on the front.

Iron the interfacing tape to the pocket opening on the wrong side.

Serge the pocket opening raw edge.

Fold the pocket opening to 1 cm (0.39 in) and stitch.

Form the pockets and baste it. Press.

Pin the pockets to the front, aligning the markings. Sew in place 0,2 cm (0.08 in) from the edge.

Place bar tacks at the edge of the pocket entrance.

Pin the skirt right side together along the short edge. Serge it and then press.

Pin the waistband right side together along the short edge and stitch. Press. Fold the waistband in half and press.

Stitch elastic’s short edges together. Make a ring.

Insert elastic into the waistband. Fix with pins.

Pin the waistband to the skirt right sides together. Sew in place.

Serge the hem bottom of the skirt. Press. Fold the skirt’s hem to 2 cm and stitch.

You can use decorative stitch.

Finish your skirt with some ironing.

The skirt is ready!

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