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Chelsea | Button-Up Skirt Sewing Pattern

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THIS IS A DIGITAL PDF SEWING PATTERN
  • Includes all sizes, 6-20.
  • Instant download.
  • Easy to follow, detailed instructions.
  • Intermediate techniques made easy.
  • Experienced beginner friendly.
  • For woven fabrics.
  • A-line.

The Chelsea Skirt sewing pattern includes a button-up front, A-line silhouette & shaped waistband. Elevate your skirt with optional pockets and wide belt loops, adding both practicality and style.

Choose from three skirt lengths—long mini, knee, and maxi—to suit your personal style. 

Unlock your creativity with our step-by-step instructions including achieving the perfect fit for your body. Plus, we provide valuable tips on sewing with denim fabric, ensuring your finished skirt exudes professional finesse. Get ready to sew your way to fashion perfection with the Chelsea Skirt sewing pattern. 

FEATURES

The main tutorial guides you through sewing a Chelsea skirt with button (or snap) front.

  • Choose from 3 lengths: long mini, knee and maxi. 
  • A-line Silhouette
  • Shaped Waistband
  • Fit Guide
  • Tips on sewing successfully with denim to get a professional looking finish
  • Tips on cutting & sewing rayon
  • Diagonal Front Pockets (optional)
  • Utility Pockets (optional)
  • Retro Pockets (optional)
  • Cutting a Contrasting Panel Skirt (optional)
  • Belt Loops (optional)
  • Skill: options vary from easy to experienced beginner
  • Sizes AU6-20 (US2-16)
SIZING
  • Australian Size 6-20 (US Size 2-16).
  • Hip/Seat 85-125cm (33.5-48").
  • To determine size, measure around the hip/seat, 20cm (8") below the natural waist. The tape measure should be firm but not tight.
  • Click here for size chart.
  • Special fit guide to help you get the best fit for your body
FABRIC & TRIMS

FABRIC:

  • This pattern has been designed for woven fabrics.
  • Click here for the fabric requirements.
  • WINTER: cotton velvet, wool or wool blends, denim.
  • SUMMER: quilting fabric, linen, chambray.
  • TRANS-SEASONAL: cotton drill, cotton sateen, denim & quilting cotton 

 

TRIMS:

  • Buttons or Snaps. Interfacing.
  • Buttons 2cm (3/4"): Mini x 6, Knee Length x 7, Maxi x 8-13.
  • Snaps (size 20): Mini x 8, Knee Length x 10, Maxi x 10-18.
  • Optional: Contrast thread for topstitching.
PATTERN SPECS
  • PATTERN FORMATS: A4, Letter, A0
  • FABRIC TYPE: Woven
  • LAYERED: No
  • SIZES: AU 6-20
  • SKILL LEVEL: Experienced Beginner
  • OPEN & PRINT FROM: Adobe Reader
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All seam allowances are included. See pattern pieces or glossary for details.

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This is a downloadable digital PDF pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible.  No further discounts apply during a pattern release.

This is a downloadable digital PDF sewing pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Discounts cannot be combined. Please note: we do not sell printed paper patterns.

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Renae H.
Great little skirt

Great pattern as usual from PE! Nice easy enough for beginners to whip this one up. I had to do slight adjustment as I was just outside the sizing guide. Would be good for the sixes for this skirt to go up a few more.