Learn to make this skirt!
This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Arielle skirt, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part.
Arielle is an asymmetric pencil or mini skirt with an adorable button opening to one side. Long darts and a high waistline create a flattering, figure-hugging shape. The unlined version is an ideal project for confident beginners, or take your sewing prowess up a notch by adding the optional luxury lining.
"I'm thrilled to say that I made my first skirt last week, wore it, outside, in front of real people... and it felt BRILLIANT!! Your easy to follow advice, wonderful, modern styling and 'have a go' attitude were just what I needed to get me started." - Nicola
PRINTED PATTERN - You’ll receive a gorgeous printed package in the post containing full scale pattern sheets and a colour guide with step-by-step photo instructions. Alternatively you can order the digital version to print and assemble at home.
SKILL LEVEL - Confident Beginners
BONUS TUTORIALS - Get extra help sewing Arielle from our blog.
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Medium-weight woven fabrics such as stretch cotton, sateen, denim, gabardine, brocade, suiting, pincord, lighter weight canvas or wools. Choose something with enough body to hold the shape, but not too thick or the darts will be bulky. A touch of stretch would be a bonus.
- Skirt fabric – 0.9m (1 yard) x 150cm (60in) wide for sizes 1-3
OR 1.6m (1¾ yards) x 150cm (60in) wide for sizes 4-8
OR 1.7m (1 7/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for all sizes
- Optional: Lining fabric – 0.7m (7/8 yard) x 150cm (60in) wide
OR 1.3m (1½ yards) x 115cm (45in) wide for all sizes
- Matching thread
- 1m (1 yard) medium weight iron-on interfacing
- 6 - 8 x 2cm (3/4in) buttons
- Sewing machine and basic tools, incl buttonhole foot
SIZES (Body measurements)
Pattern sizes below are not applicable to the maternity patterns.
|1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)||76cm (30in)||61cm (24in)||84cm (33in)|
|2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)||81cm (32in)||66cm (26in)||89cm (35in)|
|3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)||86.5cm (34in)||71cm (28in)||94cm (37in)|
|4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)||91.5cm (36in)||76cm (30in)||99cm (39in)|
|5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)||96.5cm (38in)||81cm (32in)||104cm (41in)|
|6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)||101.5cm (40in)||86.5cm (34in)||109cm (43in)|
|7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)||106.5cm (42in)||91.5cm (36in)||114cm (45in)|
|8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)||112cm (44in)||96.5cm (38in)||119.5cm (47in)|
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