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.
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.
This quick and easy skirt will have you sewing up a new wardrobe in all your favorite fabrics. It's easy to sew, easy to fit, and works in such a wide range of fabrics that we know it will become your next handmade wardrobe staple.
Women's sizes: 0-18
Skill level: Beginner
Version 1 is a gathered skirt that falls below the knee, with a button-front placket and patch pockets.
Version 2 is pleated, hits above the knee for a shorter length, and includes belt loops and in-seam pockets. Version 3 is also pleated, falls below the knee, and is fully lined so that it can be made in sheer fabrics.
With only 4 main pattern pieces (plus details like pockets and belt loops), you'll spend less time cutting and more time making. And because the cut is full, Zinnia only requires fitting in one place — the waist. So there are no tricky curves to get just right. And once you make it once, you will definitely want more. Try version 1 in a chambray for summer, make a tartan skirt for Fall with version 2, or get dressy using chiffon and version 3, which includes instructions for lining. Zinnia has plenty of features that you can feel free to interchange. You can switch out the in-seam or patch pockets, or use the belt loops on any version.
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.
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.
The Nehalem is based on the traditional Thai fisherman’s pants worn by fishermen in Eastern Asia. The traditional pant is a one-size-fits-all, very baggy, loose-fitting pant that is wrapped and tied to fit. While still a loose-fitting wrap, the Nehalem has been slimmed down a bit and has been graded to better fit your size. The back rise of the pant is not as baggy as a traditional fisherman pant as it has a bit of a curve to its rise - for a more attractive and fitted back view.
The Nehalem skirt is a take on the fisherman pant as well. It also wraps and ties to make for an easy fitting, easy to wear piece. It features oversized side patch pockets, vertical front and back seaming and a wide waistband that can be folded down or worn upright and tied. The skirts feature an above the knee version and a tea length version. No closures to sew.
The Nehalem pants feature oversized side patch pockets, vertical back seaming and a wide waistband that can be worn upright or folded down and tied. The pants feature cropped and long versions. No closures to sew.
All versions have 2 options for the waistband construction. There is a double layered, more finished waistband construction (option #1) or a single layer, longer (option #2) that is less bulky.
Make any view up in a luxurious fabric and wear it with heels for a dressed up look, try lightweight denim for a new take on jeans or sew it in funky printed cotton and it just may become your favorite loungewear piece. The pants are less bulky and a bit more slimming if sewn in a fabric with some drape such as denim Tencel. The skirt, on the other hand, works great in a fabric with more body. However you make your Nehalem, the creative dressing options are endless with this pattern.
Part of our Rome Collection, the Fiore Skirt is a chic, high-waisted A-line skirt with just the right amount of flare and volume. A beginner-friendly pattern with multiple variations, this elevated basic has tons of outfit potential.
Available in above or below the knee lengths, the Fiore Skirt has three views. View A is a simple flared skirt with an invisible zipper at the back. View B is an asymmetrical wrap skirt with single hip pocket. View C buttons up the front with curved patch pockets.
All views can be made with crisp wovens such as linen, chambray, denim, twill, poplin, lightweight canvas, and structured cottons. Please note: Views A and B can also be made with drapier fabrics like rayon challis, tencel, or silk, but the patch pocket for View C should not be sewn with fluid fabrics.
The Alberta Street Pencil Skirt is a great classic silhouette for any season. It is a slim fitting, unlined skirt with little to no ease in the hips with a tapered hem that lands just below the knees. It features a contoured waistband that sits just below the waist, angled and oversized front patch pockets, double back darts, a back vent and center back zipper. The instructions call for a set in back zipper however, an invisible zipper could easily be substituted for an intermediate or advanced sewist. This is an advanced beginner level pattern. Sizes 0 - 20
Essex Linen-Cotton Blends
One of our favorites! This versitile woven works well in quilts, clothing, bags, and home decor.