When I think ‘couture,” I can’t help but imagine sleek lines and full skirts, delicate lace and luscious silks. Today’s looks incorporates all of my favorite things, with a touch of lace transformed into our free Lyonia Shirt pattern, and a smooth duchesse satin as our brand new Cunilla Skirt free sewing pattern. This skirt can transform easily from cocktail length to tea-length to an elegant floor-length option. Try a luxe brocade or an on trend moire for your version and be sure to tag #MadeWithMood on Instagram!
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
First, begin constructing the yoke of your skirt. The Side Front panels attach to either side of the center front panels, with the curved portions facing outward like you see below. The back portion of the skirt is created the same way.
Sew two of your skirt panels together along the shorter edge. Press the seam open to create your Center Front seam. Faces together, sew each of the curved portions of your skirt along the curved portions of your yoke. Clip the seam allowances along the curve, like you see in the lower left image, and then top-stitch the seam allowance toward the yoke.
Attach a skirt panel to each of your Back Yoke pieces the same way and then insert your invisible zipper at the Center Back seam. Finish the remainder of your Center Back seam below the zipper and then press open.
Sew the front and back of your skirt together at the side seams and then sew your yoke facing along the top waistline of your skirt, faces together. Fold the facing toward the inside of your skirt, press, and then tuck your raw edges inward. Slip-stitch the remainder of your facing to your yoke to complete your skirt!