*this is the classic paper pattern version;
for the print-at-home version in A4 size
paper click here; for the print-at-home
version is letter size paper click here*
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 made this skirt out of light weight denim and it took almost no time at all. The pattern reminded me of skirts I wore in the early 80s, which is why I bought it. The skirt worked up quickly and the fit was spot on. It is loose so there isn't much fitting beside the waist really, which sadly I had to let out because I am more of a rectangle than I care to admit. Having said this, I wore the skirt all summer and fall and I love it.