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Fabric, Notions and Size Chart for the Coquelicot Skirt

My First pattern is so close to coming out, but there are still a few things to wrap up before I share it with all of you. I know there are a few of you that are following very closely and waiting for the release of the pattern, so in the meantime I've decided to share the pattern information, so you can gather your fabric and materials needed!

Named after the poppy (coquelicot in French) the “Coquelicot skirt” is a flowy and adaptable skirt thanks to its adjustable waistband. This skirt was inspired by a vintage silhouette of the 1940’s and 50’s with a historical twist with its 18th century inspired pockets. Perfect for history-bounding!

View A is a sleeker silhouette with a 1/2 circle skirt design and a simple adjustable waistband using a D ring. View B is a full gathered circle skirt with a comfortable wide inner laced waistband. Both views have ties that tie up in the back, however these can be easily elongated to have them wrap around to tie around the front if desired.

Difficulty Level

View A: Advanced Beginner

View B: Intermediate

Notions Required

-Fashion fabric

-Interfacing - 1/2 meter (5/8 yard) for View A (any width); 3/4 meter (5/6 yard) for View B (any width)


-View A only: 2 -2.5cm (1 inch) D rings (usually sold as a pair)

-View B only: 6mm -12 mm (1/4 - 1/2 inch) wide ribbon at approx. 190cm (75 inches) long

Size chart:

Recommended Fabrics:

A variety of light to mid-weight woven fabrics 130-200gsm (4-6 oz/yard such as rayon (AKA viscose) twill or poplin, tencel twill, cottons - quilting, shirting, poplin, wool suiting, twill, worsted, plain weave, mid-weight linen.

View A is the most versatile for different fabric weights and types. For View B a fabric with more structure is recommended for the inner waistband, however you can use a lighter weight fluid fabric, and interline the inner band with a different fabric with more structure. Alternatively you can make view B skirt with view A’s waistband. If you prefer a skirt with less volume, use a fluid fabric such as rayon/viscose or tencel.

Fabric Requirements:

Now you have a bit more information to prepare you for making my new pattern! I am so grateful to have you here with me!

Melanie :)

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Kim Brazell
Kim Brazell
Jan 06, 2023

I just finished printing out this patterm, a word to the wise, dont print it out all in 1 go, my printer skipped pages ( probably my ancient printer ) Also on the last row ( I think its G ) on the screen it lists all of G as 1G not 1-6, but when it prints out it prints G1-G6, not sure why this is. As I am in Australia I usually print A4 but I couldnt get the 5cm square to print as a 5cm square, I tried changing it to different % but nothing worked, turns out if you print it in Letter and printable area it works a treat. I am looking forward to getting this skirt done…

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