Ellis Skirt

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Pattern format

PDF pattern available in sizes 12-32; printed pattern available in sizes 12-28.

Classic denim gets a curve-friendly update with the Ellis Skirt! Designed for stretch wovens, you can customize your pattern for a flawless fit with two different pelvis options in “apple” or “pear” shapes. Add a shaped yoke, fitted waistband and tailored back darts for a skirt you’ll love.

View A is styled like 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.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Two pelvis shape options, for “apple” or “pear” figures (see the instructions for how to choose your shape)
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level

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Product information




12 to 28 (printed pattern), 12-32 (PDF pattern), with apple and pear fit options. Includes 32-52” waist and 42-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.


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 16 reviews
Andrea S
Great skirt with thoughtful details

Great pattern for a versatile skirt. The fit was easy to adjust for my body and I love all the jeans details (rivets, topstitching, belt loops, coin pocket,…). I can cycle in this skirt easily without feeling constricted.
I’ll move the walking slit to the back of the skirt for my next version to minimize flashing my anti-chub rub shorts when sitting down.

Christine Robinson
Beautiful fitting skirt

I’m a larger lady - size 28uk - and it’s really hard to find designs to fit my shape and size (I’m fuller round my hips and tum) but this skirt fits beautifully and the pattern instructions were easy to follow I’m a confident beginner doing clothing xx

Teresa Jacobson
Great pattern

Instructions were great, much better than other patterns I’ve tried!
I think Step 9 is wrong, I would think the front pocket (4) would be sewn to the right side of pocket lining (5) so when you open the pocket the right side of the fabric is visible.
Other than that I have no complaints!
My garment is not completely finished so I’m not sure how accurate sizing is but here’s to hoping.

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!).