A great variety of well shaped basics with an edge. The patterns are simple and the fit is easy but the design options are endless. These patterns can be the base for all the jackets in the collection and can be made with stretch and non-stretch fabrics.
Straight Skirt: Close-fitting straight skirt with an elastic waist and shaped hip, straight to hem; optional bias flounce. Even though the Straight Skirt only has one pattern piece the fit is incredible. Just the right amount of ease at the elastic waist and a perfectly shaped hip curve makes this skirt a new favourite.
Taper Skirt: Tight-fitting tapered skirt w/elastic waist & shaped hip tapers to hem.
Top: Hip-length top with a shaped waistline and optional ruching. The tee has wonderful waist shaping and a close armhole and shoulder line that gives shape but is not tight fitting even in the larger sizes.
Suggested Fabrics: Taper Skirt and Tee need a 100% stretch knit fabric. Cotton/Lycra, Rayon/Lycra, Stretch Velvet/Velour, Rayon blends. Straight Skirt pattern can be used with non-stretch fabrics as well as Lycra blends but use a larger size.$25.00
Bell Sleeve or Reversible Sleeveless Wrap: Hip length wrap top with long ties, bell sleeves or sleeveless. The sleeveless top can be made reversible with two different fabrics. The Belle Sleeve Wrap top can be made sleeveless or with sleeves. It is doubled and sewn like a pillowcase which also means it can be reversible. The beautiful finished edges give this no topstitching garment a very smart look.
Suggested Fabrics for Top: This pattern is best using a knit fabric with some LYCRA content and a soft drape.
A-Line Skirt: The A-Line Skirt is the perfect everyday pull-on skirt. It has no side seams, very little extra ease at the waistline, and not too full at the hem. It is a great companion to the Belle Sleeve Wrap.
Suggested Fabrics for Skirt: A wide variety of wovens or knit fabrics can be used for this pattern. Pattern alterations for woven fabrics are simple and this pattern can be used with suede and leather as well.
Multi-sized: 4 – 22$25.00
Bring out the cowgirl in you! Equestrian women of the early 20th century, who were determined to ride astride rather than sidesaddle, wore these divided skirts. An ingenious fashion, with front panel that buttons one way for a skirt and the other way for pants. Pattern is derived from a skirt worn by legendary rancher and rodeo rider, Fannie Sperry Steele.
Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavyweight cottons and blends such as poplin, denim, gabardine, corduroy; linen; light to medium-weight wools; suiting weight silks.
Multi-sized: Misses 8 – 18$36.00
This pattern offers a designer look with attention to details. You will have fun rummaging through your stash to find the perfect trimmings. Whether you decide on a wearable art look or a stunning evening combination, this outfit will not go un-noticed.
Multi-sized: XS - XXL$22.00
The Crescent skirt is a great gathered skirt with a fitted yoke. Your choice of a slightly gathered skirt, a fuller gathered skirt or a longer, knee-length skirt. Optional trim or contrast topstitching highlights the fitted waistband. A great addition to your wardrobe!
This skirt is designed with a pear-shaped figure in mind. The fitted yoke waistband highlights a narrow waistline, gathers at the hip create a flattering silhouette. Slash pockets are easy to sew, and anything you put in the pockets is disguised by the gathering.
Because of the fitted waistband, you can easily wear a top untucked, or tucked in! This skirt hits at the natural waist. The zipper construction is unique, as you can sew the whole zipper and facing into the skirt without any hand-stitching!
A comfortable, pretty skirt for all seasons!
Sizes: 0–16 (all sizes are included in one pattern!). Sizing is proportioned for a pear-shaped figure: smaller bust and waist, larger hips
Skill Level: Intermediate$19.00
Easy Pieces was designed for those who want to get back into garment sewing or who just want something quick to stitch up!
A breeze to sew this combination pattern includes: Short Sleeve Top with cut-on sleeve, Tank Top with bust dart (A through D) for a perfect fit, Elastic Waist Skirt with side seam pockets and centre back vent, Elastic Waist Pants with side seam pockets and lower side seam vents.
Variations include: Crop Pant, Bordered Skirt, Banded Top.
Sizes included: XS – 5XL$20.00
This recipe makes a flirty and feminine pull-on skirt with an elastic waist and asymmetrical hemline. The delicious silhouette is slimming through the hips and falls into a draped, full hemline. It is so versatile, it looks great with boots for a casual look or strappy sandals for dressy occasions.$18.00
This simple and pretty a-line skirt with high waistband will be a new wardrobe staple. Quick to sew, flattering to wear, and complete with excellent step-by-step instructions, this beautiful skirt is suitable for any sewer from beginner to advanced.
Version 1 has a pointed centre waist. Version 2 has a shaped curved band. Version 3 has a straight waistband, with skirt cut on the bias. Choose a striped fabric with Version 3 for a beautiful chevron effect at the front and back!
Skill Level: Beginner
Multi-sized from 0 to 18
Designer details from the waist to hem. Two main body pieces make this skirt simply irresistible. Center front on the fold, (here shown on the bias). Side front and skirt back all one piece. No side seams, just darting with a small slit up the center back. Elastic back waist with a zipper for easy off and on.
Great in light fabrics for easy mobility and terrific looks!$19.00
Just one pattern piece is used for this skirt. It is quick to make with an overlocker but can also be made on your sewing machine.
Suitable for lightweight fabrics only. Use an invisible zip longer than you need for easy insertion.$19.00
Features a one-of-a-kind reversible skirt with two distinct looks plus a unique knit top that will become a wardrobe favourite.
The first top has short sleeves and a horizontal hem and the second top has three quarter length sleeves with a diagonally angled hem. The skirt is either a long straight skirt with an attractive flounce attached to the lower edge or the options for a diagonal flounce overskirt that falls over the reverse side.
A flip pocket hangs from the waist to be worn inside either side of the skirt and is large enough for a passport. There is an optional pocket that can be worn inside your bra for your emergency money stash.
Multi-sized: XS – XXL$29.00
Whether you're bigger on the top or the bottom, these skirts are for you. Separate drafts for both figure types, apples and pears, included. Get the best fit for your body! Three skirt styles in three lengths (Mid-Thigh, Knee and Mid-Calf). Smooth finish lined yoke (no waistband) with optional notched detailing. Centre back lapped zip.
- View A – Slightly flared skirt (can also be cut on bias)
- View B – Knife pleated
- View C – Pencil straight, topstitched seams and patch pocket
Elements of each style can be mixed and matched!
Multi-sized: XS – 5XL$29.00
Slit Skirt: This skirt has a pull-on wide waistband, cut full through the hip and seat, then tapering to the hem. It has a back slit. Sizes 4–22.
Pencil Skirt: This skirt has a self-faced, darted waistline, cut narrow through the hip and seat, then straight to the hem. It also has a back slit. Sizes 4–22.$25.00
Two sleek looks in one simple pattern! Sexy View A is slit to above the knee. View B is the neatest, easiest mock wrap skirt you will ever wear. Both pull on with a smooth front elasticized waist. The pattern is for ankle length skirts. If you prefer a shorter skirt, shorten from the waistline edge.
Suggested Fabrics: Soft, light to medium weight knit or woven fabrics with 25% or less stretch such as rayon, wool challis, cotton or wool double knit.
Multi-sized: 14 – 24
A dessert favorite: this pull-on, elastic waist skirt with a hint of A-line flavor makes it a snap to bake. The flirty bottom panels add no additional calories, just garnishes it with a flourish.
Flirty and sassy, the vertical lines of this skirt make this skirt irresistible. Update your wardrobe quickly with this skirt addition. Designed to be fast and easy to make, the multiple seaming throughout the body of the skirt makes it simple to fit this one perfect every time.
Great for lightweight fabrics for extra zest or beautiful in the suede version as shown in this picture.$19.00
Swirl Skirt: The Swirl Skirt is a simple pull on straight skirt with an elastic waist and wonderful wide bias hem flounce that drapes longer on the sides. It is an easy skirt to sew that you can’t help but twirl in once you have it on! Sized for petite to 5'5" and 5'5”"and taller, these pattern adjustments maintain the proper length proportions between the waist and flounce and then between flounce to hem.
Suggested fabrics: Christine's fabric of choice for this skirt is rayon/Lycra jersey knit or matte jersey, but it is also appropriate for softly woven fabrics with drape.
Ruffle Top: The Ruffle Top is a very feminine and easy to wear pullover top with a bias ruffle and bell sleeves. It can also be made sleeveless and without the ruffle. This top is shapely but not tight and is the perfect compliment to the Swirl Skirt.
Suggested fabrics: Rrayon / Lycra jersey but it can also be made in other two-way stretch fabrics.
These two patterns compliment each other perfectly. Suggested design options: contrasting ruffle or sleeveless.$25.00
This unique and fluid skirt design plays with straight and bias fabric grain to create a flattering silhouette. You'll have a variety of comfortable wearing options including a fun pants look-all from just one pattern piece.
Multi-sized: 8 – 24
This wrapped jumper has a centuries-long history in Tibet. The Chupa features an asymmetrical wrap front, wide neckband and simple faced armholes. Both the Chupa and Chupa-inspired skirt have unique side extensions that wrap around the back to tie in front.
The resulting silhouette is slim, yet the extensions enable enough leg room to make walking easier than most wrap skirts.
Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight cottons and blends such as denim, corduroy, velveteen and poplin; medium-weight linen; medium-weight wool such as flannel, gabardine and tweeds; medium-weight silk such as noil or tussah.
Multi-sized: Misses XS – XL$39.00
This vest and skirt affords comfort and classic styling. The vest has a notched collar, two outer pockets with flaps, a secret credit card pocket and two zippered pockets on the lining.
The button-front skirt, with elastic in the back waist, has two deep slant pockets with security pockets hidden inside. A pocket perfect for travellers checks or a passport hangs inside the waistband.
Multi-sized: 8 – 26