Ellis Skirt

from $16

Size Size guide

Pattern format

PDF pattern available in sizes 12-32; printed pattern available in sizes 12-28. We will update the printed pattern to our new size range as soon as we can.

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




12 to 28 (printed pattern), 12-32 (PDF pattern), with apple and pear fit options. See Sizing Guide.


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.


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).


Point turner, hammer, awl (or nail).

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Kristin Blom
Ellis ftw

I love the Ellis skirt - for a stretch denim it's perfect! The fit is great (I made the pear-shaped version) and the instructions are great. I even made a second skirt in a woven stretch fabric. Great pattern! :)

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.

Bec Hem
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!). 

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

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!