Everyone needs a wardrobe of good basic skirts. Ones you can wear every day or for lots of different occasions. This Wear Everywhere Skirt fits the bill perfectly. A classic straight skirt with a single inverted pleat center front, makes this skirt easy to wear, ideal for the office, working, shopping, the school run – in fact, anywhere and everywhere. Once you’ve got a great fit on this skirt, mark up your pattern because it’s a quick and easy sew you’ll want to make again and again.
We've talked before about sewing ‘real clothes for real women‘- sewing the sort of clothes you wear everyday, rather than too many fancy-smancy dresses and jackets that you rarely wear. You'll get plenty of wear from this every-day skirt.
I've made mine in a plain fabric so you can see the pleat detail easily, but this would look equally good in a small print. Or even a stripe. How about splitting the pleat down the center to follow through on the center front seam, and using a stripe to create the chevron effect that's all in fashion right now!
- Straight skirt, fitted at waist and hips
- Easy to sew – rated for beginners
- Center front inverted box pleat
- Sits at the natural waist with darts for shaping
- Center back zipper plus waistband with closure
- Knee-length as standard, lengthen or shorten as needed.
- Sizes 34-50 inch hips
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And of course, there are written step-by-step instructions too with plenty of photos to help you along the way.
If you are new to sewing clothes and skirts, check out the Sew A Skirt Beginner Tutorial Series. It contains articles on all aspects of sewing your first skirt from choosing fabric, to marking and sewing perfect darts, adding a zipper, even adding a lining.
You might like to give these skirts a try too.
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