Women's Skirts 01

Basic women's skirts showing a variety of styles. This collection has the skirts from the Basic Women's pattern line and is block drafted.

Patterns

Skirts

Pattern Fashion Illustration Technical Flat Description General Notes Available Libraries
4-goreGored skirt - fourThe four-gore skirt has adjustable length and flare. It drafts to a default knee length.
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  • 6-goreGored skirt - sixThe six-gore skirt has adjustable flare and length. The default length is to the knee. Lapel shaping is available on the front center seam.
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  • 8-goreGored skirt - eightThe eight-gore skirt has adjustable flare and length. The default length is to the knee.
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  • A-lineA-line skirt The A-line skirt with waist darts is drafted to a default knee length. Length and flare are adjustable.
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  • BellBell skirt with waist darts The bell skirt is drafted to a default knee length with curved side seams. The length and underlying flare are adjustable. Side length on the back is set by the front controls, but center length controlled on the back piece.
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  • BubbleBubble skirtThe bubble skirt has a structural straight lining and softer and longer outside fabric. It is recommended that the outside fabric be flowing and drapey. The bubble skirt should be slightly longer than the lining to allow for draping when the hem of the bubble is sewn to the lining. The relative lengths of the inner and outer skirt are adjustable to allow for greater or lesser bubble effect.
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  • Circle - fullCircle skirt - fullThe full-circle skirt has optional waist facings or waistband. Facings can either be cut as two pieces each or on the fold. This skirt has minimal waist ease, default is knee length. All circle skirts have the fullness at the hem determined by the basic style. The full-circle skirt has the most fullness.
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  • Circle - halfCircle skirt - halfThe half-circle skirt has optional waist facings or waistband. Facings can either be cut as two pieces each or on the fold. This skirt has minimal waist ease, default is knee length. This skirt has less fullness than the full-circle skirt of the same length. All circle skirts have the fullness at the hem determined by the basic style. The half-circle skirt has more fullness than the quarter-circle and less than the full-circle skirt.
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  • Circle - quarterCircle skirt - quarterThe quarter-circle skirt has minimal waist ease and a default length to the knee. It has an optional waistband and facings. Waist facings can be either cut as two pieces each or on the fold. All circle skirts have the fullness at the hem determined by the basic style. The quarter-circle skirt has the least amount of fullness of all the basic circle skirts.
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  • Circle - three quarterCircle skirt - three-quarterThe three-quarter-circle skirt has minimal waist ease and a default length to the knee. It has an optional waistband and facings. Waist facings can be either cut as two pieces each or on the fold. All circle skirts have the fullness at the hem determined by the basic style. The three-quarter-circle skirt has more fullness than the half-circle and less than the full-circle skirt.
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  • FlareFlared skirtFlared skirt has adjustable flare from the waist. It drafts to a default knee length, but is adjustable also.This pattern has waist darts in both the front and back.
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  • Gathered A-lineA-line skirt - gatheredThis A-line skirt has a small amount of gathering at the waist instead of darts. It is drafted to a default knee length. Length and flare are adjustable.
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  • Gathered dirndlGathered dirndlThis pattern is a basic dirndl, with no shaping at the waist or hips. It is designed to be gathered into a waistband.
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  • GolfGolf skirtThe golf skirt is drafted to an above knee length for default. It is a slightly flared skirt with side slits and optional patch pocket.
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  • PeggedPegged skirtThe pegged skirt is a straight skirt narrowed a bit at the hem, sometimes known as a pencil skirt. The default length is to the knee.
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  • Side swept skirtDarted straight skirt, default length to knee. Has soft overskirt for front, sewn into both side seams.Pattern has two options for overskirt. Flat overskirt attaches at waist on one side from side seam to first dart. That side is sewn into the side seam all the way down. Opposite side may be left flat or gathered to drape attractively and is sewn into small area of side seam. Second option attaches at waist all along the front. One side is sewn flat into the seam. The other is gathered into a small section at the top of the opposite side seam.
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  • StraightStraight skirt - traditionalThis classic straight skirt drafts to a default knee length, and has minimal ease defined for the waist, hip and body base. It has darts in the front and back at the waist, and it is adjustable in length.
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  • Three tier - gatheredTiered skirt - three tiersThis pattern is a three-tiered skirt with a default drafting length to the knee. The gather ratios and length are adjustable for each tier.
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  • Two tier - gatheredTiered skirt - two tiersThis pattern is a two-tiered skirt with a default drafting length to the knee. The gather ratios and length are adjustable for each tier.
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  • WrapWrap skirt - traditional straightThis wrap skirt is based on the classic straight skirt and is drafted to a default knee length. Minimal ease has been defined for the waist, hip and body base. It has darts in the front and back at the waist, and it is adjustable in length. The wrap overlap defaults to line up with the bust apex in the front, but is adjustable.
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