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When you want low-key elegance but you need
full-on comfort, this flirty-fluid skirt is perfect.
Designed for drape-y light-to-medium-weight
woven fabrics like washed linen, charmeuse,
rayon twill, challis or velvet, or a heavy crepe,
this also works in knit fabrics ...try single or
double knits, a drapey ponte or a silk(y) jersey.
A-Line unlined pull-on skirt has four panels,
slightly flared towards the hem. The elastic waist
has an optional self fabric or contrast applied
drawstring & casing, and sits at the natural waist.
Skirt features optional angled front patch pockets
and finishes at mid calf with a narrow hem.
This gorgeous piece will work with a tucked-in
slim-fit T shirt or fitted blouse, but will also look
fabulous with a shorter boxy-fit top or sweater.
Finish the whole look off with a hip-length jacket
or a 3/4 length coat. For a super-chic and dressy
look consider making this one as a layered piece,
with a fluid lining under a matching or contrast
colored sheer, lace-y or floaty top layer.
For all sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26
you’ll need around 2 1/4 yards/206cm of fabric.
You’ll also need enough soft 1 ½ ” or 3.75 cm
wide elastic to comfortably circle your waist;
if you want to add the drawstring & casing,
you’ll need enough ½” or 1.25cm wide matching
or contrast ribbon to circle your waist twice, plus
a strip of matching or contrast fabric, enough
to circle your hips, about 2” or 5cm wide.
Fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
I bought this pattern a few years ago but just made it recently. I love the pockets and the subtle shaping. I will wear my skirt a lot and i can see myself using this pattern again and again. I used a light weight denim and it sewed up nicely. This is rated a beginner pattern and it is an easy make. The pull-on style makes it easy to fit and wear. This would make a great first or second pattern for a beginner!
This pattern was easy to follow and the shaping of the skirt is wonderful. I made this wardrobe staple in light, blue Tencel. It was true to size. I really like the DL patterns as I am in another country. Keep up the good work Hot Patterns!