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 has a sleeker silhouette with a 1/2 circle skirt design and a simple adjustable waistband using a D ring. View B has 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


Coquelicot Skirt

  • 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

    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, Light to 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.

    • PDF print at home file 
    • PDF Copyshop file (A0 size)
    • PDF Projector file - includes 10cm and 5" grid
    • Detailed Instructions in English and French