View Full Version : Skirt Pattern Help? (trying to find a pattern)

09-14-2010, 04:44 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a pattern for a skirt similar to the one in this picture

I want to make my skirt longer in the back but I want it to look exactly the same in the front as the picture. I've looked on a bunch of sites and done alot of searches but everything I find just isn't right. And sorry I don't have a picture of the back of the skirt, my Dad unfortunately only took pictures of the front.
Any kind of advice will be a HUGE help.

P.S. What kind of fabric should I use, I don't want anything shiny like satin. I want it to be the same as in the picture (I never got close enough to tell what kind of fabric was used for that skirt)

Also, would anyone know where to find hats like in this picture
I looked on ebay but didn't find anything, my local Hot Topic sells them but I figured they might not be very good quality.

Thanks for reading!

09-14-2010, 04:48 PM
This pattern: http://www.simplicity.com/p-1769-costumes.aspx has a very close skirt pattern to what you're looking for.

09-14-2010, 04:56 PM
Thank you so much! That's almost perfect, I can alter it without much effort most likely.

Thanks again!

09-14-2010, 10:41 PM
ThakYuki suggested exactly what I was going to suggest. I have that pattern, haven't used it yet, but will be using it for a steampunk outfit I designed for a friend. It seems pretty easy to use (and I've used some pretty crazy patterns) and I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to alter.

09-15-2010, 01:09 AM
Haha, I'm planning on using the exact same skirt pattern as well (with a few modifications) for my eventual steampunk outfit.

09-15-2010, 09:00 PM
It's a good starting off point really for a lot of outfits. And it's pretty straight forward, so you won't feel like you are struggling to make it.

09-16-2010, 11:38 AM
I'm wishing I had got it last summer when Hobby Lobby was having a sale on their patterns, where every pattern was $1. I hope they have that sale again soon.

Simplicity always has easy to follow patterns(even for beginners). I've used them and only them so far and haven't been disappointed.

09-16-2010, 01:12 PM
I got my pattern one day when Hancock Fabrics had a sale. I bought it to go with something else for a friend, but haven't made it yet. Then I incorporated it into a steampunk design.

I've used a ton of different pattern brands, as well as drafting here and there, but Simplicity patterns are easy. So I guess the name is actually pretty appropriate.