Estuary Skirt PDF

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Buy the Estuary Skirt sewing pattern from 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’s an easy-to-sew, A-line skirt with patch pockets (View A) or in-seam pockets (View B) and a comfortable elastic back. It can be sewn with a full button placket or with a faux front placket, simply sewing the buttons through all the layers and omitting the button holes. The skirt can also be lengthened or shortened to your heart’s content.

Suggested fabrics: Mid-weight linens and linen blends, soft cottons, silk noil, rayon challis, cotton ikat, and light- to mid-weight chambray or denim.

Fabric requirements: Note that if you want to lengthen the skirt beyond the provided midi length (25-1/4” (64 cm)), you will need to purchase extra fabric. When adding length, for each inch of added length, add 5” (13 cm) of length to your fabric requirement. Also, extra fabric may be required if your chosen fabric is directional or has a nap, or for design matching.

Sizes 0 – 8:
• 45” (115 cm) wide fabric: 2-1/2 yards (2.25 m)
• 54” (137 cm) wide fabric: 2-1/4 yards (2 m)

Sizes 10 – 30:
• 45” (115 cm) wide fabric: 3-1/4 yards (3 m)
• 54” (137 cm) wide fabric: 2-1/2 yards (2.25 m)

Sizing: US 0 – 30 (approx. UK 8 – 30). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 5/8” (1.6 cm) buttons OR 3/4” (1.9 cm) buttons; 1-1/2” (3.8 cm)-wide soft elastic for back waistband (such as Dritz soft elastic); optional Wonder Tape, 1/4” (0.6 cm)-wide, approx. 4 yards (3.7 m).

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Digital print-at-home pattern; A0 (copy shop) pattern; step-by-step illustrated instructions.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

All day, Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58

Pattern format


PDF Printing

34 pages

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  1. 5 out of 5 people found this helpful
    Mel Forrest

    5 out of 5 Such a great pattern!

    Mel Forrest

    Do you ever tuck a cut of fabric away in your stash, then months later when a new pattern is released, realise that it was completely destined for that project?! I bought 3 beautiful metres of block printed cotton in a vibrant shade of red while we were in India in October and as soon as I saw the Estuary skirt I knew it was a perfect match!

    This is a another fantastic pattern by Sew Liberated and because of the clear, well-written and helpful instructions it would be suitable for an adventurous beginner. I say adventurous, but other than plackets, button holes (more about that in a minute) and an elasticated waistband, this is a very straightforward and enjoyable sew.

    I made a size 4 with no alterations and chose the size I was going to make entirely on the finished waistband measurement (27.4″). I knew I wanted the waistband to fit snugly (my waist measures around 27″) and that because of the full skirt, my hip measurement (38″, which incidentally would suggest I make a size 10!) would be obsolete. I’m really pleased with the fit and it’s exactly what I wanted.

    Let’s talk about those buttons… I know lots of people are not fans, but I flipping love sewing button holes and stitching on buttons! All 8 of my buttons are fully functioning, but because of the elasticated waist I actually only need to undo the top two to get the skirt on and off. So don’t let the thought of making all those button holes put you off!

    I’m really pleased with my Estuary skirt and it’s been so nice to wear during the warm weather this summer – perfectly light and swishy! I will definitely be making another – next time I fancy a longer version in a darker fabric for the cooler weather with some in-seam pockets – what do you think?

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