Balboa Skirt

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Buy the Balboa Skirt sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch. The Balboa Skirt is your ultimate knit skirt pattern. It’s quick and easy to sew, yet so versatile and comfortable to wear. This elastic waist skirt has 13 options, so there is a version for every occasion, from day to night and from weekday to weekend!

Skirts with no centre seam: straight / A-line / ruffled / single flounced / double flounced / handkerchief / maxi

Bias skirts with centre seams: straight / A-line / ruffled / single flounced / double flounced / maxi

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: Use medium-weight or bottom-weight knit fabric with approx. 50% horizontal and vertical stretch. Keep in mind that drapey fabric will result in a longer skirt, so plan accordingly. Interlock, matte jersey, jersey and ITY knit are good choices.

Fabric requirements: 

Skirts with no centre seam: 58″ (148 cm) wide fabric: Straight, 3/4 yd (70 cm) // A-line, 3/4 – 1 3/8 yd (70 – 120 cm) // Ruffled, 1 – 1 3/8 yd (90 – 120 cm) // Single flounced, 1 1/4 – 1 5/8 yd (110 – 140 cm) // Double flounced, 1 5/8 – 2 yd (140 – 180 cm) // Handkerchief, 1 3/4 – 2 1/8 yd (160 – 190 cm) // Maxi, 2 1/8 yd (190 cm).

Bias skirts with centre seams: 58″ (148 cm) wide fabric: Straight, 1 1/8 – 1 1/4 yd (100 – 110 cm) // A-line, 1 1/8 – 1 1/4 yd (100 – 120 cm) // Ruffled, 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 yd (110 – 130 cm) // Single flounced, 1 1/4 – 1 5/8 yd  (110 – 140 cm) // Double flounced, 1 5/8 – 1 7/8 yd (140 – 170 cm) // Maxi, 2 3/8 – 2 3/4 yd (210 – 250 cm).

Sizing: US 00 – 20 (approx. UK 8 – 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: 1 1/2″ (4 cm) wide knit elastic as long as your waist; a piece of 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ (3.8 cm x 3.8 cm) lightweight, non-stretch woven fabric.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (74 pages for all options); A0 copy shop file (5 sheets). The layers feature allows you to select your size(s) before printing.

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Additional information

Fabric

Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

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

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£10.00)

PDF Printing

74 pages

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