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.
This listing is for a paper printed pattern in a card stock envelope.
The Estuary Skirt is designed for woven fabrics. Look for mid-weight linens and linen blends, soft cottons, silk noil, rayon challis, cotton ikat, and light-to-mid weight chambray or denim. Note that if you want to extend the skirt length beyond the provided midi length (25 1/4" / 64cm), you will need to purchase extra fabric. When adding length to the skirt, for each inch of added length, add 5" / 13cm of length to your fabric usage requirement.
If your chosen fabric is directional, has a nap, or for design matching, extra fabric may be required.
View A and B (sizes 0-8):
45" / 115cm wide fabric = 2 1/2 yd / 2.25m
54" / 137cm wide fabric = 2 1/4 yd / 2m
View A and B (sizes 10-30):
45" / 115cm wide fabric = 3 1/4 yd / 3m
54" / 137cm wide fabric = 2 1/2 yd / 2.25m
- Coordinating thread
- 5/8" / 1.6cm buttons OR 3/4" / 1.9cm buttons
- Optional wonder tape - 1/4" / 0.6cm wide, approx. 4yd / 3.7m
- 1 1/2" / 3.8cm wide soft elastic for back waistband - you will need between 11" / 28cm and 33.5" / 85cm depending on your size
Sewing level: Beginner Friendly