I purchased two 2-yard cuts of rayon jersey from Fabric.com and both were very lightweight.
|Both of these fabrics are very soft to the touch but a bit sheer.|
Instead of lining them, I decided to use both in one skirt and make it reversible.
Here are the simple steps:
1) I assembled the skirts separately following the pattern instructions. I also assembled two waistband pieces minus the facing. I then attached each skirt to its own waistband, sewing the skirt to the bottom edge of the waistband.
2) I sewed the two skirts together along the upper edge of the waistband, right sides together.
Voila! A reversible skirt!
There were a few challenges though.
My fabric had greater stretch along the horizontal stripes which determined how I laid out my skirt pattern pieces. But it added the need to carefully match the stripes along the seamline.
It was also tricky when it was time to hem as I had to make sure both sides were same length, otherwise there would be the inevitable peekaboo.
Finally, a few helpful tips:
Since my skirt was reversible, I could not sew a label or tag to mark the back. I just used a few small straight stitches on the waistband to remind me which was the back of the skirt.
For my waistband fabric, I used a polyester/spandex fabric used for activewear. It had greater recovery than my lightweight main fabric.
So here's my reversible Ina maxi.