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I am sharing a simple skirt pattern. The Kyra skirt comes in a high waist rise and shorter length (of course you can lengthen the hemline for a more modest look) with a yoke and ruffle detail. Flirty and youthful, it fits well with tights and boots, and can be complemented with chunky knit top or blazer. A simple project for a fresh spring look!
If you are wondering how this design can go with different colors and print, look at it in 3D simulation:
As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL, so you will find yourself a suitable size. You can also lengthen or shorten the hemline to get your desired length – you can even make a maxi skirt from this pattern.
The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.
You can print this using your home printer and A4/Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!
Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.
You will need
- Fabric of your choice
- Invisible zippers
- Some fusible interfacing (optional)
- Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
- Sewing machine or needle and thread
- Printed pattern
What fabric can be used for this project? This design is made for woven fabric. You can use either soft, flowy fabric or thicker, more bodied fabric.
How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.
After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this image:
You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern size. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.
Fabric will be cut into following pieces:
- Front Skirt Yoke: 1 piece on the fold
- Back Skirt Yoke: 2 pieces
- Front Skirt Facing: 1 piece self fabric + 1 piece fusible interfacing (cut on the fold)
- Back Skirt Facing: 2 pieces self fabric + 2 pieces fusible interfacing
- Front Ruffle: 1 piece on the fold
- Back Ruffle: 2 pieces
Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.
The fusible interfacing is optional. It is used to make the collar stiffer and stay true to shape, but omitting it will not cause you too much trouble.
1. Serge the fabric to prevent the sides from unraveling.
2. Apply fusible interfacing to skirt facing pieces.
3. Sew 2 parallel straight lines using longest stitch length ¼ and ½ inch from the upper edge of the Front Ruffle. Pull the lower threads to gather the fabric so that it matches the length of the lower edge of the Skirt Yoke. Do the same step with the Back Ruffle.
4. Place the gathered Front Ruffle and the Front Skirt Yoke right side facing, pin and sew to join. You get the Front Skirt.
5. Place the gathered Back Ruffle and the Back Skirt Yoke right side facing, pin and sew to join. Repeat to get both sides of the Back Skirt.
6. Place Front Skirt and one Back Skirt piece right side facing, match the seam, pin and sew to join. Repeat with the other Back Skirt piece. You get the main garment.
7. Place the Front Skirt Facing and one Back Skirt Facing piece right side facing, pin and sew the side seam. Repeat with the other Back Skirt Facing piece. You get the Skirt Facing.
8. Place the Skirt Facing and Main Garment right side facing. Match the side seams, pin and sew to join.
9. Attach invisible zipper to the back of the skirt.
10. Hem the skirt. Give it a good iron and you’re done!
And here is the download link:
KYRA MINI SKIRT (SIZE XXS-5XL)
Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns