Sofia pencil skirt with variants

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Sizes: EUR 32-52 (US 0-20).
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Sofia is a comfortable and feminine skirt with a figure-hugging fit. The skirt has a high waist, with a wide, elasticated waistband. It has a simple construction without zipper, lining or darts. Three variants are included in the pattern; skirts for everyday wear, office and party!

Variant A is a classic pencil skirt, easy to sew and perfect for beginners. You can make it with knee length (A1) or calf length (A2). For more challenge you can color block the front and/or back (A3). Or sew a back vent (A4). These variants can be made with knee or calf length. Hem the skirt with a fold up hem or invisible hem stitch.

Variant B is a short skirt with a light flounce. This too is a simple and quick to sew skirt. The skirt is hemmed with a fold up hem.

Variant C is a calf length skirt with a front ruching detail. A fun variant to make each skirt unique. Hem it with a bias strip or rolled hem.

Skill level: 1-2/3 (Skill level).


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This PDF-pattern includes three pattern formats:

  • A4/letter size for home printing, 26 pages. Layered.
  • Projector file, layered.
  • A0 size for copy shop printing, 2 sheets. Non-layered.

The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 34 pages.

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Fabric: The pattern is designed and tested for knit fabrics with approx. 30-60% stretch. We recommend medium- to heavy weight fabrics for variant A and B. For example: Ponte, Courtelle Jersey, College, Scuba, Ottoman, knit Jacquard, Stretch Suede etc. For variant C we recommend light- to medium heavy weight fabrics, for example: Tencel Jersey, Viscose Jersey, Ottoman etc. The tutorial includes a fabric guide.

5 cm (2") wide elastic for the waist. (Length in chart above).

For variant C: 4 cm (1 1/2) wide elastic for the ruching detail. Approx. 24-35 cm (9-14”) in length.

Optional: fusible interfacing with a little bit of stretch (for variant A with back vent, and variant C).

Choose size based on your body measurements, both waist width and hip width. Sofia has negative ease in order for the skirt to have a figure-hugging fit. It’s therefore important to choose a fabric with 30-60% stretch. If your fabric has less stretch, consider sizing up. If your fabric has considerably more stretch, around 100%, consider sizing down or be prepared to take in the side seams.

All measurements are listed first in cm, then inches.

There are no pattern hacks for Sofia on our blog - yet! 

However, don't miss our collection of pictures from the pattern test:

With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.

If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.

The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.