Show Some Flare A-Line Skirt pattern – POTM

A-line skirt pattern.  Great pockets and very clear step by step video with lots of tips to get a great fit on this skirt.I’ve had a request for a skirt with pockets, and something that doesn’t need stretch fabrics, because I know some are still a little reluctant to sew with knits. So I’m happy to oblige this month with a practical a-line skirt pattern, including set-in pockets.

Features:

  • Flattering a-line shape
  • Easy to sew – no darts!
  • Lowered waist
  • Set-in pockets – the easy way
  • At the top of the knee as standard, lengthen or shorten as needed.
  • In sizes 34-50 inch hip
  • Video tutorial

Great news – this pattern is easy. So long as you can sew a zipper, you can get a great result with this skirt.

A-line skirt pattern.  Great pockets and very clear step by step video with lots of tips to get a great fit on this skirt.

As usual, there’s a video as well as the step by step photo instruction and I’ll give you all my tips on how to get a good result with the minimum of fuss, including:

  • how to fit before adding the pockets (can save trouble later!)
  • a new easier way to sew set-in pockets
  • how to get a nice square edge at the top of your zipper and waistband with no trimming and poking

A-line skirt pattern. Great pockets and very clear step by step video with lots of tips to get a great fit on this skirt.

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Buy the Show Some Flare skirt pattern

Take a look at the Show Some Flare a-line skirt pattern.  Lowered waist skirt with center back zipper and easy to sew pockets.  Make it light and floaty for summer or add a little length and a thicker fabric for winter-warm.

Buy the pattern from Craftsy and keep it safely in your pattern library there until you are ready to sew.

 

Pattern Rating – The pattern testers were split 50/50 on whether this should be a beginner or intermediate pattern.  Take a look at the video and decide if this is for you.

Watch me sew the Show Some Flare a-line skirt pattern

 

 

The Pattern Testing Team show some flare!

Judy at Stoney Lonesome Sew Works – Really enjoyed this pattern. Very easy, clear instructions both in print and on the video. I thought of a lot of pattern hacks while sewing the skirt.  [Judy will be showing us a tutorial soon about how to add a lining to this skirt to make it winter-warm for those of you in cold weather.]

Judy

Diya at the Hobby Harbor – The pockets are nice. This is good for beginners. But if you are an advanced beginner like me(I hope I really am). Then it is good to refresh your skirt making skills. I enjoyed making it.  I added a simple bodice to mine to make an easy dress – worked great.

Diya

Theresa from the DIY Page – Easy skirt, very versatile. Love how the pockets came out. The video was great. I will be doing my pockets this way from now on!

A-line skirt pattern

Jane – I was very excited to sew this skirt. I love the look of an A-line skirt. This skirt was very different. I hadn’t seen this type of pocket before. I thought it looked very cute. I liked that there were only a few basic pattern pieces to work with. The skirt seemed like it was going to be fun and easy to sew. (and it was!)  I will admit, I really dislike putting in waistbands. They make me nervous. I just have a really tough time with them. This pattern was easy to follow and the waistband went in with a minimum of stress and trouble for me.

I think showing a version of the skirt with the pockets a contrasting color to the skirt would be nice. It would be so cute with another color peeking out of the skirt. Of course, I thought of this AFTER I had already sewn up my sample skirt.  I really enjoyed the pockets on this skirt. I love the look as well. I think this skirt could easily become a staple pattern in a wardrobe.

A-line skirt pattern

Emma – Very simple and straightforward – elegant and timeless. Will work as casual or smart.  Pattern went together easily – as usual. [Emma teamed her skirt with the Give Me A Shrug top for work.]

A-line skirt pattern

Becky –  Very cute. Love the pockets. I think the pattern instructions were very clear. I went back and forth between the PDF instructions and the video.

A-line skirt pattern

Linda  – I love skirt for summer! or to wear to the office with a blazer or cardigan. I think they are very versatile. I love the A-line skirt I think it’s the most flattering one to most body shape. I was not sure about the pockets as they usually don’t sit right. I usually don’t make them but I was very surprised how these one stay in place and don’t add any puckers to the skirt. I love the way the waistband is made so it gives you a chance to adjust your skirt even after the waistband is on if you are not sure about your size or shape. For my body shape because of sway back, a low waistband is usually not a good fit but I was willing to try it and I was able to adjust it very easily to make it fit very well.

Thanks for the nice pattern. That will be a pattern that I go to very often as it can be made with so many type of fabric.

A-line skirt pattern

Robin at The Pattern Tester – I like the style of the skirt, and the addition of the pockets. It’s a flattering skirt, and makes for a great staple piece for anyone’s wardrobe. I wanted the pockets to be noticed more, so I used a contrasting colour so they are more noticeable. The instructions are very straight forward, and the video is very helpful.

A-line skirt pattern

Diane C at Two Chicklets Sew Shop – This is such a cute skirt with unique pockets! I haven’t made this type of pocket before now. It was so easy to do and ended up nice and neat. I love my new skirt!

A-line skirt pattern

Jemma – I really like the pattern. Pretty and simple. The pockets are a great addition. 

Jemma

Thank you ladies – your skirts look fabulous.

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Buy the Show Some Flare skirt pattern

Take a look at the Show Some Flare a-line skirt pattern.  Lowered waist skirt with center back zipper and easy to sew pockets.  Make it light and floaty for summer or add a little length and a thicker fabric for winter-warm.

Buy the pattern from Craftsy and keep it safely in your pattern library there until you are ready to sew.

 

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13 Responses to Show Some Flare A-Line Skirt pattern – POTM

  1. Maryke says:

    Looking for a golf skirt, this will work for me. Will buy the pattern later as I’m in a move to Spain.

  2. solocello1 says:

    How full could you go with this pattern? I want to make it below the knee and more flary – what kind of width at hem should I be aiming for? Thanks x

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      I would just extend the sides keeping the angle, this is flared but can not go too flared or it is going to look funny on the sides.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      I would only extend the sides about 5″ keeping at the same angle, any wider and it will make the sides look funny.

  3. Ann Wright says:

    Is the waistband for this skirt contoured or straight? It appears it sits just below the waist. Is that true?

  4. Debbeg says:

    This is definitely next on my to do list. What’s the right material to look for? Is it a light weight cotton or a rayon? I guess both would work? What did you use? Thanks!

  5. Rachael Anderson says:

    Really enjoyed watching your video tutorial for this skirt. Even though I have been sewing on and off for about 35 years I learned some new techniques to make things even simpler. Thanks Deby for showing an old dog some new tricks!

    • I’m delighted you found some useful info. Apart from my online classes I’m all self-taught by muddling through on my own, so sometimes I come up with new ways of doing things. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t!

  6. Paula says:

    your patterns are always a joy to do and they are easy, and I love them and being a potm member. look forward to potm if you do it again. Thanks!!

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