Estuary Skirt Paper Pattern - Sew Liberated


The Estuary Skirt is a beginner-friendly, body-friendly skirt pattern that you'll feel like wearing every day of the week. It comes in sizes 0-30 and features a comfortable elastic back. The button front placket, which can be sewn with buttonholes OR as a faux, buttonhole-free placket, makes this skirt a great project for all levels of sewists.

The skirt pictured is made of Rust Stripes - Tencel.

Designer: Sew Liberated

Skill Level: Beginner

Size Range: Sizes 0 - 30

Fabric Suggestions: The Estuary Skirt is designed for woven fabrics - try mid-weight linen and linen blends, soft cottons, silk noil, rayon challis, cotton ikat, and light- to mid- weight chambray or denim.

Options and Features: Instructions for either patch pockets or in-seam pockets are provided. The skirt can also be lengthened or shortened to your heart's content.

Fabric Requirements: If your chosen fabric is directional, has a nap, or requires design matching, you may require extra fabric. If adding length to the skirt beyond midi-length, you will need extra fabric - for each extra inch of added length, add 5"/13cm of length of fabric.

View A and B, sizes 0-8

45"/115cm Wide Fabric - 2.5 yards/2.25m

54"/137cm Wide Fabric - 2.25 yards/2m

View A and B, sizes 10-30

45"/115cm Wide Fabric - 3.25 yards/3m

54"/137cm Wide Fabric - 2.5 yards/2.25m

You Will Need:

  • Fabric
  • Matching thread
  • 5/8"/16cm buttons OR 3/4"/19cm buttons
  • Wonder tape (optional) - 1/4"/0.6cm wide, approx. 4 yards/3.7m
  • 1.5inch/3.8cm wide soft elastic for back waistband - 11"/28cm to 33.5"/85cm depending on your size
  • Sewing machine and basic tools