We’re glad to see that the fuller and more feminine ‘A’ line skirts are coming onto the High Street.
We check out the patterns for those of us who want to make their own!


Simplicity has brought back some  patterns from its archives to celebrate ’50s fashion and Simplicity 1166 is just one of them. Pattern includes this full button front skirt plus a beautifully simple blouse and bra top.


Feminine charm with the latest stylish fabrics

A relatively easy pattern to sew, this 3/4 circle skirt can be made extra long with or without waistband, with a contrast lower band, and shorter with stylish overskirt and waistband. Perfect for the new perforated fabrics out there. Simplicity 1200 come sin a good range of sizes from 6-22.

Simple yet contemporary

New Look’s 6106 has a selection of A line skirt in three lengths with options for slant pockets and optional contrasting hemline. This pattern would look stunning in the new spring collection of Art Gallery Fabric!

In the swing of things

Three nicely swinging, bell-shaped styled skirts are included in Burda 6767. This slanting cut and hemline is such a feminine look and is flattering for all shapes and sizes. Make a lined version (option  A), or make with an underskirt from contrasting fabric (option B and C), which can be left exposed on a slant or straight hemline.

Summer comfort

McCall 5431 is a pattern for flared skirts with a flattering yoke, back zip, ehm edge contrast band and a choice of pockets. Designed to be used with lightweight cottons, cotton blends, linen and denim.


Fun and free!

Looking for a free simple A line skirt pattern then the one from See Kate Sew is perfect for those who want to give it a go along side learning some basic techniques like inserting a zip for the first time!

See Kate Sew partners with Craftsy and the pattern can be downloaded from the Craftsy website

Step by step instructions from See Kate Sew.