A-Frame Skirt

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Buy the A-Frame Skirt sewing pattern from Blueprints for Sewing. A-Frame is a pencil or A-line skirt inspired by the iconic A-frame house. Popular in the 50s and 60s, the A-frame embodies the DIY spirit, the love of the outdoors, and the modern aesthetic.

The skirt features triangular seaming and pockets in either a fitted pencil (Version 1) or swingy A-line (Version 2) style. It includes a centre back zipper and buttoned waistband. The skirt sits at the natural waist and ends just below the knee. The pencil skirt version features a kick pleat at the centre back seam.

The pattern features alteration instructions for proportion adjustment (different sizes at waist and hip) and shorten/lengthen adjustment. The waistband includes side seams for easy alteration after sewing.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Version 1: Mid to heavy bottomweight fabric, such as denim, twill, sateen, linen, or corduroy // Version 2: Lighter bottomweight fabric, such as rayon challis, linen blends, and other opaque fabrics with body and nice drape.

Fabric requirements:

Version 1
44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4 – 1 7/8 yards (1.6 – 1.7 m)
54″ – 60″ (137 – 152 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/8 – 1 5/8 yards (1.3 – 1.5 m)

Version 2
44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4 – 2 1/8 yards (1.6 – 2 m)
54″ – 60″ (137 – 152 cm) wide fabric: 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 yards (1.4 – 1.6 m)

Pocket lining: 1/2 yard (0.5 m) or 1 fat quarter of lightweight woven fabric (quilting cotton, voile, silk, rayon/poly lining).

Sizing: A – J (approx. UK 8 – 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; 9″ zipper; 1/2 yard lightweight fusible interfacing; 3/4” button or hook and bar closure.

PDF pattern includes: Illustrated instructions; separate print-at-home patterns for Version 1 and Version 2; A0 copy shop pattern.

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Additional information

Fabric

Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Size

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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

23 pages (version 1), 30 pages (version 2)

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