Arlette Skirt

Skirt
Sewing
Book
3 2019
#Arlette #FibreMood
Difficulty
Supplies
  • Thread
  • Iron-on interfacing: 30 cm - 12 inch
  • Snap (Ø 2.1 cm - 3/4 inch ): 2
  • Fabric: see table
Size (EU) 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
Size (UK) 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
fabric* (cm) 180 180 180 180 245 250 255
Size (EU) 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Size (UK) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
fabric* (cm) 255 265 265 270 270 275 275

* fabric width 140 cm

Size (US) 0 2 4 6 8 10 12
fabric** (yards) 2 2 2 2 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4
Size (US) 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
fabric** (yards) 2 3/4 3 3 3 3 3 3

** fabric width 55 inch

Comprehensive information about the fabrics in the Fibre Mood collection along with the accompanying fabric plans can be found here.

32 - 58 (EU)   0 - 26 (US)   4 - 30 (UK) 

Take a gamble with the Arlette skirt this season because for skirts and dresses the tulip trend has made a smashing comeback.

You'll see this trendy ruffled-item most often in its knee-length version, but anyone who prefers a shorter or longer model can alter the pattern. It’s simple!

From solids to floral prints and stripes, the Arlette skirt is the absolute top when paired with a loose, knitted jumper. Just what you need on a chilly day!

Fabric advice

The fabric selection determines the look of your skirt. You could go for fabric with a fluid drape in a floral print, such as a crepe in viscose, wool or silk. The result will be a skirt that falls gently around the lower part of the body, giving it a ripple effect. If you go for a stiffer fabric, such as cotton, the skirt will be more structured and add additional volume. The result is a skirt that has a little more body of its own.

The best option for straight body shapes is a stiff fabric, while women with more curves look loveliest in fabric with a fluid drape.

For more information on how to alter the Arlette skirt, click here.

More Style Advice

Discover our Fabric Collection

Arlette hack

Our Arlette skirt from the Spring issue was such a success that we decided to add a fresh new option to alter the pattern for you! 
Here you will find a simple way to make the wrap skirt with larger flounces or ruffles. Pair it with a cropped boxy top and sandals and you’re ready for the sultry days of Summer ahead. 

Discover the Arlette Hack

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