The Estuary Skirt is a beginner-friendly, body-friendly skirt pattern that you'll feel like wearing every day of the week. It comes in sizes 0-30 and features a comfortable elastic back. The button front placket, which can be sewn with buttonholes OR as a faux, buttonhole-free placket, makes this skirt a great project for all levels of sewists.
Wear it with plain or graphic knit tees, woven Strata Tops, or warm it up in the winter with a cropped sweater or sweatshirt, leggings and boots. Effortless outfits. And big ol' pockets - instructions for either patch pockets or in-seam pockets are provided. The skirt can also be lengthened or shortened to your heart's content.
Gathered skirt with deep scoop pockets. Pattern features exposed zipper and contoured waistband sitting on the natural waistline.
Version 1: above the knee and includes pockets
Version 2: midi length, includes pockets and additional fullness
Version 3: basic knee length gathered skirt
This pattern works well with most fabrics. Version 1 is ideal for medium to heavy weight fabrics such as denim, corduroy, linen, broadcloth and wool. Version 2 & 3 are ideal for light to medium weight fabrics such as cotton shirting, chambray, silk, rayon and crepe de chine.
Skirt No. 1 is a slightly flared bias cut skirt that hits just below the knee. This is an extremely wearable garment is simple to sew and sure to become a favorite in your handmade wardrobe. The pattern calls for mid-weight plain weave fabric, such as linen, cotton, or natural fiber blend.
This pattern contains sizes XS through 4XL - See Below for measurements.
This classic, unlined pencil skirt will have you looking sharp whenever you wear it. The skirt includes side panels, a back yoke detail, and a back walking vent. View A is just-above-the-knee length with straight-cut side panels. View B ends just below the knee and features bias-cut side panels.
Suitable for light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like twill, canvas, linen, denim, wool suiting, and faux leather. Woven fabrics with some stretch are ideal for this style.
Coordinating thread, contrasting thread for topstitching (optional), 9" invisible zipper, lightweight woven fusible interfacing, 1 1/4 yards of 1/4" twill tape to stabilize the waistband, 1 1/2 yards of seam tape or ribbon to finish the hem.
Wattle is a set of classic skirts with unique crossover closure at the side seam. Pattern sits on the natural waist and features hidden closure at the left pocket, three skirt options, slash pockets, two waistband options and multiple lengths.
View A is a bias cut midi length skirt. View B is a skirt pleated above the knee. View C is a skirt gathered below the knee. View D is a bias cut skirt above the knee.
Cosmos Sweatshirt & Elemental Pencil Skirt Sizes 00-34 - Sew House Seven
The Cosmos Sweatshirt is an oversized raglan knit top designed with comfort and style in mind. this classic sweatshirt is a quick and easy make and features a wide bottom band landing just above the hip.
The Elemental Pencil Skirt is a slim, high waist pencil skirt with a hidden elastic waistband designed for knit fabrics with at least 50% horizontal stretch.
Options & Features:
Version #1 - features a funnel neck that lands about mid-neck height and is self-faced with the raglan seams continuing up into the neck.
Version #2 - features a more traditional curved neckline with a neckband.
A wonderfully simple, fully reversible wrap-around skirt pattern perfect for any skill level. Pattern includes 2 lengths, tea- or knee-length, and is easily adjustable to many different sizes and lengths.
Women's sizes 8-14.
Designer: Joanna Figueroa
Materials needed: Tea-length skirt (assumes 45" wide cotton fabric): 1 3/4 yards for each side of skirt (if using directional fabric, 3 1/4 yards) 3/8 yard ties (1 3/4 yards for both lengths if using 54" wide fabric)
Knee-length skirt (assumes 45" wide cotton fabric): 1 5/8 yards for each side of skirt (if using directional fabric, 2 1/8 yards) 1/4 yard ties (1 5/8 yards for both lengths if using 54" wide fabric)
Reed is an A-Line skirt with multiple pocket and closure options. Views A and B feature an inset pocket and a button front closure. Views C and D have patch pockets and a center back invisible zipper. The Reed also has two length options: A and C hit just above the knee while B and D fall mid-calf.
Elise is wearing a size 26 skirt Reeba is wearing a size 8 skirt
Suggested Fabrics: Medium-weight woven fabrics such as twill, denim, corduroy, and linen. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way print designs.
This high-waisted midi-length skirt with angled design lines is available in two versions. Version A is buttoned in the front while version B has an invisible zipper in the back. With a size range from 34 to 46, this pattern is rated a level four out of five, making it ideal for an advanced intermediate sewer.
The Azara Skirt is perfect for a chambray, lawn, linen, or lightweight wool fabric. The recommendations for lining are rayon, silk, or cotton voile. Allow extra fabric to match stripes or plaids.
Versions A&B - lining
In addition to fabric you will need:
1 yard of 1’’ wide twill tape (1 ½ yards for sizes 48 to 52)
The Agave Skirt by Deer and Doe is a High-waisted A-line wrap skirt with asymmetrical panels. Version A is reversible while version B is finished with a facing. Both versions have a size range of 34 to 46. This pattern is rated a level 2 out of 5 by Deer and Doe , so it would be a good beginner project!
The fabrics recommended for this pattern are lightweight twill, linen, chambray or cotton sateen. You should be sure to allow extra fabric to match stripes or plaids.
Slim fitting jeans skirt with a back split and shaped waist band. This is a pattern that we would advise making a toile first, firstly to adjust the fit if needed but secondly to familiarise with the pattern instructions. We have not used a traditional run and fell jeans seam, we have chosen instead to topstitch the seam, which is easier to achieve on a domestic machine.
Skill level: Experienced
We have found that a heavy duty thread rather than a topstitch thread gives a more authentic look to the topstitching and is easier to use. You may find that you get a better stitch using a matching standard ‘sew all’ thread in the bobbin.
We recommend using 8-12.5oz denim (up to 14oz with a heavy duty sewing machine).
You will also need:
7″ metal jeans zip
Large eye sewing needle
Plain cotton fabric for pocket bags
Heavy duty contrast thread/top stitching thread
Matching standard contrast thread (to use in the bobbin)
1 x button approx 18mm
Size 8 – 12
Size 14 – 18
83cm wide, without nap
120cm wide without nap
140cm wide without nap
150cm wide without nap
Pocket fabric 110 to 150cm wide
A note about pre washing your denim:
We recommend pre washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim, this is because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn’t have room to move around. We recommend doing the following to help this not to happen:
Wash your denim on its own for the first wash. You don’t need to use detergent if you don’t want to.
Wet the fabric first before putting it into the drum.
If you can break up your denim fabric into half this will help. Or if you have your pattern already you may be able to break it into smaller parts by looking at the lay plan – leave some wiggle room!
For the first wash use a delicate 30 degree cycle with a low spin.
If any white creases develop ironing whilst still damp will help.