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The Last Minute Skirt

$7.00

The Last Minute Skirt is an easy, cheap and super quick sewing pattern to print and make that will both flatter your curves and make your most beautiful fabrics stand out! Now why is it called The Last Minute Skirt? Because it is the one I always go to when I don’t know what to wear to a party… or even New Year’s Eve. I also love to wear it on a daily basis both in Winter with tights and in the Summer in a breathable fabric.

Available sizes: 2 to 16

Fabric choice, notions, measurements: see below.

Description

Sizing

This pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 16 according to the body measurements below. Take your measurements at the widest part of hips and narrowest point of waist, then compare these measurements to this table.

Measurements in inches

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Waist 23.6 25 26.8 28 30 31 33 34.6
Hips 34 35.4 37 38.6 40 41.7 43.3 44.9
Length of finished garment 16.7 16.8 16.9 17 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4

Measurements in cm

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Waist 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88
Hips 86 90 94 98 102 106 110 114
Length of finished garment 42.5 42.7 42.9 43.1 43.3 43.5 43.7 43.9

Sizing

This pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 16 according to the body measurements below. Take your measurements at the widest part of hips and the narrowest point of waist, then compare these measurements to this table.

Measurements in inches

Size 2 4 6 8
Waist 23.6 25 26.8 28
Hips 34 35.4 37 38.6
Length of finished garment 16.7 16.8 16.9 17

 

Size 10 12 14 16
Waist 30 31 33 34.6
Hips 40 41.7 43.3 44.9
Length of finished garment 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4

Measurements in cm

Size 2 4 6 8
Waist 60 64 68 72
Hips 86 90 94 98
Length of finished garment 42.5 42.7 42.9 43.1

 

Size 10 12 14 16
Waist 76 80 84 88
Hips 102 106 110 114
Length of finished garment 43.3 43.5 43.7 43.9

Good to know

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Fabric choice/yardage

Fabric length: with 60inches wide fabrics, you will need 0.6 yard. With 44inches fabrics you will need 1.20 yard. Regarding the lining, with 60inches fabrics, you will need 0.54 inches and with 44inches fabrics, you will need 1.09 yard.

Fabric choice: thick fabrics such as brocade, houndstooth, tightly-woven tweed or wool fabrics. Regarding linings, use a lining fabric or any thin and silky fabric. You may omit the lining if your skirt fabric is smooth inside, with no loose threads or texture that could scratch your skin or catch your tights. Personally I prefer a lining for comfort and to avoid the skirt riding up when moving or walking. 

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You will need

Matching thread for your fabric, scissors, pins, a marking pen, a machine needle that fits your fabric type, an invisible zipper about 20cm (8 inches).

Make sure to wash and let your fabric dry in the same conditions and temperature you will use for your future garment, to ensure it won’t shrink too much afterwards. Then iron your fabric and fold it in half lengthwise to cut the pattern pieces.

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Formats

The French Poetry Last Minute Skirt pattern is sold in PDF and can be downloaded right after purchase in US letter or A4 (print at home) or A0 (copy shop). Number of pages: 2 in A0, 40 in A4, 45 in US letter.
Detailed sewing instructions are also provided in video (see below in this page) as well as written instructions in a booklet to guide you in tiling the A4 PDF pieces, cutting the fabric and sewing the pattern. This pattern and its instructions are in English.

Sewing instructions

You will find here a video tutorial to guide you through all the steps in making this skirt (hit play then click on the symbol in the bottom right corner to display the video in full screen). A booklet is included as welll with your purchase. A 0.59” (1.5cm) seam allowance is included.

Do you need more explanations on how to gather fabric, insert a zipper? Many other video tutorials are available on my tutorials page.