Emmeline Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern


Emmeline is a flattering, high-waisted skirt with a button front, beautiful bow belt and half-stitched inverted box pleats. The waist features a waistband with belt loops to keep the belt neatly in place.

To create that elegant, slimline effect, the pleats are partly stitched, which is ideal for those who don’t like to add extra volume to their waist and tummy. 50’s inspired with a modern edge, Emmeline sits just below the knee and is the perfect length for spring and summer.

The Emmeline Skirt is a lovely afternoon project for beginners onwards. With inverted box pleats, buttonholes and a waistband there’s lots of new techniques for sewing newbies to get stuck into, whilst she’ll be a nice quick sew for anyone who has made a few garments before.

See what other people have been making in the Emmeline Skirt Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Emmeline Skirt is an advanced beginner level sewing pattern. It makes a great second project, maybe after the Ultimate Shift Dress or Ultimate Pyjamas.

Fabric Suggestions
When it comes to fabric choices, you can have lots of fun with Emmeline. We recommend a light to medium weight stable woven fabric such as cotton poplin, lawn, linen, viscose linen and broderie anglaise. For floral lovers, she works beautifully in our range of Lisa Comfort lawns. For inspiration and to find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.

Fabric Requirements
The Emmeline Skirt sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart
  • copyshop permission letter

The Emmeline Skirt sewing pattern is 36 pages long.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PRINT AT HOME. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.

Happy sewing!