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Gypsum Skirt pattern

  • The Gypsum Skirt is the fraternal twin of the Arenite Pants - same ridiculously comfortable waistband and drapey pockets, more flounce. Layer it under or over dresses, wear it with a boxy top or cami, and shorten or lengthen the pattern depending on the season.

    View A has unique, crescent-shaped pockets and instructions for French-seamed pockets and flat-felled seam finishes of the four skirt panels. View B is the perfect introduction to garment sewing (or just a quick sew) with the same shape as View A, but sporting only two panels and inserted, side seam pockets.

    Designer: Sew Liberated
    Sizes: US 0 - 24


    The Gypsum Skirt is designed for woven fabrics. For View A, look for rayon challis, tencel twill, silk noil, or other fabric with fantastic drape. View B can handle a slightly stiffer woven fabric in addition to those recommended for View A. Good possibilities include mid-weight linen, double gauze, cotton ikats, and lightweight denim.

    For View A:

    45”-wide fabric: 3 1/2 yards

    54”-wide fabric: 2 3/4 yards

    For View B:

    Sizes 0-12, all fabric widths: 3 1/4 yards

    Sizes 14-24, all fabric widths: 3 1/2 yards

    For the waistband, I recommend Dritz 2” Soft Waistband Elastic.