Below the Kōwhai Mānuka Skirt

Below the Kōwhai


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Buy the Mānuka Skirt sewing pattern from Below the Kōwhai. The Mānuka Skirt is a classic skirt for all seasons. This just-below-the-knee skirt has been designed to sit at the waist and has an elastic back waistband for extra comfort. With its optional faux button band (hello no buttonholes!) and two different pocket options, you’ll be whipping up variations of this pattern in no time!

A matching children’s pattern is available here

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: Light – medium weight fabrics including linen, chambray, cotton, sateen, corduroy, etc.

Fabric requirements: 135 cm (53″) wide fabric: 1.75 m (1 7/8 yd) + 50 cm (19 5/8″) for pockets.

Sizing: 6 – 22 (approx. UK 10 – 24, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Coordinating sewing thread; scrap of interfacing for front waistband; five buttons, approx. 25 mm (1″) wide; 32 mm (1 1/4″) or two 12 mm (1/2″) wide non-roll elastic, 28.5 – 48.5 cm (11 1/8″ – 19″).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions with full colour photos; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (24 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet). This pattern has layers so you can choose which size(s) to print.

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Additional information


Cottons, Denim / Corduroy, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


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

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

24 Pages

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