The Pyrmont Skirt is here!

The Pyrmont Skirt is here!

 Our Pyrmont Skirt is here and email newsletter subscribers have 15% off during launch week. Sign up and the discount code will automatically be emailed to you. Join us as a Patreon Insider and Maker to save 25% on all patterns at all times!

About the Pyrmont Skirt

The Pyrmont Skirt is an easy-to-sew midi length skirt which is cut on the cross-grain (to avoid adding seams into the larger sizes).
Relaxed inverted box pleats on the front join a flat front waistband, which we know folks love because of how elevated it can make your otherwise comfortable garments look! Not content to release something that was simply rectangles, we have added some shaping to the back waist to account for the typical shape back there- it ensures that the hem falls straight and isn't higher at the back, which you often see with skirt on plus-size bodies.
We also kept the pleats proportional through the size range, while maintaining the design intent of the skirt. In the larger sizes, there's less fabric behind the front pleat in order to save on fabric and to avoid overwhelming the body.
There's generous side seam pockets which are securely anchored- we have you take care of them before continuing on with your pleating for sewing simplicity! You know we love the look of a generous hem, and on the Pyrmont the deep hem adds balance to the skirt which hits below the knee.

Fabric for the Pyrmont

The Pyrmont Skirt is designed for use with a wide variety of light-medium weight woven (non-stretch) fabrics.
We suggest light-medium weight linen, cotton lawn, cotton poplin/shirting, cotton sateen, lightweight cotton drill, silk noil, tencel twill, cupro, medium weight viscose/viscose blends, or rayon/rayon blends.
Opaque shirting-weight fabrics are a great choice for the Pyrmont- and they're relatively stable fabrics which behave nicely while you're working with them. Sew it up in a linen for a casual look, tencel for a drapey but elevated silhouette, or a lightweight twill for a modern take on the uniform trend.

What's interesting about this pattern?

To save paper and printing costs (and also to simplify the pattern markings), we've gone an unusual route for this skirt!
We always recommend using the layers function to switch off the sizes you don't need, but there are 7 A0 pages in the Pyrmont file and you'll only need to print 2 of them. We have not nested/stacked the Front pieces so that the pleating scheme is as clear as possible on the pattern piece.
The Front and Back pattern pieces are partial and are not the full length of the skirt. To achieve the finished length, we give the length of the pattern piece which you simply add onto the bottom of the partial pattern pieces.

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