Ellis Skirt

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Pattern format

Classic denim gets an update with the Ellis Skirt! Designed for stretch wovens, this skirt pattern promises a flawless fit with two pelvis options (apple or pear), a shaped yoke, fitted waistband, and tailored back darts.

View A is an iconic jean skirt, featuring a knee-length hem, front slit, rivets, belt loops, and rounded 5-pocket design, while View B is a flirty mini-skirt with clever diagonal pockets and topstitching detail.

Product information

SEWING LEVEL

Intermediate

SIZING

12 to 28, with apple and pear fit options.

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

Main: Mid- to heavy-weight stretch woven fabrics such as denim (10 – 12 oz), corduroy, or canvas, with at least 15% stretch across the grain.

Lining: non-stretch cotton.

Interfacing: knit (stretch) or woven fusible, depending on preference for stretch in waistband.

NOTIONS

Denim / jeans needle, topstitching needle, regular thread, topstitching thread, 7” (18 cm) metal jeans zipper, 1 jeans button or hook and bar closure, 8 jeans rivets (optional).

TOOLS

Point turner, hammer, awl (or nail).

Customer Reviews

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T.E.
Ellis Skirt

Lovely pattern with a good fit. However found I struggled a bit with getting a neat finish on the zip, next time will try to complete the zip finish similar to my jeans patterns. Otherwise, great pattern.

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B.H.
Great pattern with thoughtful details

What a great pattern! I really appreciated the careful drafting of this pattern and design details including the darts below the yoke to get a really good fit. I made the shorter view and will definitely revisit the other view one day (soon!). 

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j.
My New Favorite Denim Skirt

This pattern has become my new favorite denim skirt. The instructions were wonderful and the fit perfect. I did have to alter the yoke and waistband, but they lay perfectly flat against my back. I can see several more of this skirt in my future. More pictures here https://josephinesews.blogspot.com/2020/10/skirt-nirvana-cashmerette-ellis-skirt.html

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W.
Great base pattern

I prefer a longer skirt (32”) and one that is wider so I used this pattern as a base. It was very easy to use the slash and spread method to add width and the skirt turned out terrific. I love it!

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S.
Perfect denim skirt

I love this pattern SO MUCH!
All I had to do was choose my shape and size (pear, size 12) cut and sew!
The pattern fit me straight out of the envelope (OK straight off the A0 print) and the wonderfully presented clear instructions and illustrations made putting it together an absolute breeze.
I've become a very daring sewist since using Cashmerette patterns, in that I tend to chance sewing it up straight away in decent fabric instead of doing a toile first.
Risky, I know, but it’s worked for me so far...
Thanks Team Cashmerette! You rule!