*This is the classic paper pattern version;
for the print-at-home version in letter size
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version in A4 size paper click here.
A modern classic with a super-chic silhouette, this fab paneled
Skirt is designed for firm but drape-y skirt-weight fabrics like
heavy crepe, washed linen, heavy sueded silk, soft twill,
bottom-weight rayon and soft, heavy cottons.
Gently flared A-line paneled unlined Skirt has a self-lined,
shaped waist yoke that sits at the natural waist, plus an invisible
side seam zipper closure. Skirt features a deep inverted
crescent-shaped hem-band, and finishes just below the knee
at the center front & back; the sides are slightly longer.
Topstitch detail along the panel and hem-band seams is optional.
This gorgeous skirt is a year-round wardrobe essential, perfect if
you want something that’s easy to wear as well as chic, modern and
super-flattering. Your Lantern Skirt looks greatworn with a flat or low
heel or a cool modern wedge.
It will look fabulous paired with a cleverly-cut twisted & draped
knit top, but also think about wearing it with a cropped fitted
jacket and a simple tank, with graphic jewelry and a simple clutch
to complete the look.
For sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 2 3/8 yards / 218cm fabric;
For sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 2 3/4 yards/ 225cm fabric.
You’ll also need about 1/4 yard/ 23 cm fusible interfacing, plus 1 x 8” / 20 cm
invisible zipper; all fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
Great pattern nice fit superb directions
As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew I had to have it. It came together easily, and for once, I had no issues with the zipper, and that looks perfect. This fits me great and fits into my wardrobe well. I made it in 100% European linen from fabrics.com and I love the way that skirt drapes with this fabric. However, after I wore it once, there was some fading around the lap crease area - this is entirely a defect of the fabric. I will probably have to dye the skirt to correct that. So, I recommend linen, but maybe not that linen. I don't recall having issues interpreting the pattern instructions.
I made this in calico as my test sample. I realised that I need more practice on Blind Zips! Easy to make, comfortable to wear, will be making a few of these for myself and sisters. I might, though, cut the bottom section in two pairs (one in fabric, the other in a light lining fabric) and treat the bottom as I would the waist-band; enclosed. Again - I can't wait to make the next one, then the next one...
The Lantern skirt is a very unique shape, and I was looking for a skirt with interesting design details. This pattern fit those criteria well. The pattern has just four pieces: CF/CB, SF/SB, waistband and hem band, so is quick to trace, cut and assemble. One quibble: the hem on the hem band is not addressed in the instructions. I did my thing and hemmed it with 1,5cm (5/8 inch) allowance, which worked well enough, although I tend to prefer a deeper hem.
My muslin went together well, and my alterations were of length (I am non-tall and removed 10cm/4 inches) from the main skirt pieces and some reduction at the waist to fit. I liked the width of the hem band and wanted it to start at knee level. I also added a lining, using the main skirt pieces, which makes it a funny shape! Next time, I will level the hem of those pieces. I used a gorgeous black linen and love my new skirt! I received many compliments due to the unique (and chic!) shape of the skirt. I am looking in my fabric stash (and, if I'm honest, in the shops!) for a good print to try for my next iteration. Highly recommended!
Relatively an easy pattern however pattern instructions were not the easiest to follow. I am an experienced sewer however It was my first time sewing a Hot pattern.
After an initial brain fart, I figured out this simple elegant pattern and quickly made two amazing skirts. Love them!
I love this skirt! It was fairly easy to make, and looks great on. This is the first time I have successfully finished a Hot Patterns design!