Make skirts that “SWISH” and “FLOAT” for the Summer.

Skirts that swish

Skirts that swish around when you walk or when the wind blows are perfect for the summer. Bright colours, unusual hemlines, dropped waistlines and best of all side pockets. Croft Mill fabrics have chosen some lovely fabrics and some swishy, floaty skirt patterns to inspire you.


Show Case: Skirt Patterns and Croft Mill Fabrics

Simplicity 1166
Vogue 9030
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Swoooosh! With a full swishy shape, makes the urge to twirl simply irresistible. Try an elasticated waistband, so it's easy to pull on and super comfy. Easy to dress up with a nice belt or tied waistband.

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Vogue V9113
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Being a wardrobe staple, the wrong style of skirt or fabric can make you feel too self-conscious. We hope to help you make choices that will leave you feeling super confident and look incredible. Longer hemlines will provide coverage, while modern cuts can give your look a stylish update.

Simplicity 6456
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Simplicity 6437
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Plus size skirt patterns.

Simplicity BB 20W-28W
Simplicity 2058 plus
Simplicity 4149

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Free skirt pattern tutorial and download from this months SEW magazine.

It is always hard to find patterns that fit if you are a plus size or an odd shape. We found this website had Free download patterns with full instructions on how to fit, and how to put it together. You will have to sign up for their news letters to download these freebies, but they have got lots of really nice patterns.

This is an excellent tutorial on making a half circle skirt, this is a great shape for those of us who have a few more curves than others.

Three requirements for a perfect summer skirt: it must be comfortable, it must be flattering, and it absolutely must have pockets. This tutorial, shows you how draft a simple
elastic-waist skirt pattern that’s custom-made to fit your body, then  use that pattern to make stylish skirt that sews together in a couple of hours or less.

Inspirational designs - Sew Your Own!!



  • Reply
    Sheilagh Courtnage
    04/06/2018 at 9:55 PM

    I had to smile when I saw your skirt pattern designs. It brought back fond memories! My mother used to make these identical circular skirts up for my sister and myself, when we were girls. Living in South Africa, they were always lovely and cool and delightfully feminine!! I think I’ll be getting the sewing machine out!! Thankyou for the nudge!! Sheilagh Courtnage

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      05/06/2018 at 5:34 AM

      Many Thanks for your comment, as a fellow South African I know exactly what you mean. I hope you manage to get your machine out and get sewing, many of these patterns are so easy you can create a masterpiece in hours.

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    Colette Archer
    05/06/2018 at 10:21 AM

    I also remember this skirt pattern, my mum also made them for my sister and me, for our dancing class, but they were very short, well above our knees, wouldn’t war them that short now, but the pattern is so useful, thanks.

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