Tulip Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern


Super versatile, the Tulip Skirt is a true wardrobe must-have. A classic tulip shape, it’s one of Lisa’s favourite silhouettes. Designed to be gorgeously flattering, it has pretty slanted pleats at the front, with darts at the back for subtle shaping. The side seams curve to give that lovely shape, and also play host to super functional in-seam pockets. (Who doesn’t love a pocket!) Sitting at the waist, it has a curved waistband, designed to hug your waist with maximum no-gape effect.

With both a mini and a knee-length option, the Tulip is your best friend for all seasons and occasions. Pair with tights and the mini version is your perfect winter companion, or for those of you enjoying warmer weather, make the knee length version and show off those bare legs.

Tulip Skirt is a joy to sew as well as wear. It’s full of techniques so it’s great for advanced beginners eager to learn some new skills – get to grips with darts, pleats, pockets and inserting an invisible zip. A one-day project, it’s a satisfying make that you’ll want to make over and over again.

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

Sewing Level
The Tulip Skirt is an advanced beginner level pattern. If you have made a simple top or skirt before you should be able to tackle this!

Fabric Suggestions
The Tulip Skirt works best in mid-weight woven fabrics with a good amount of structure. Think medium weight cottons, wools and soft furnishing fabrics. In anything too lightweight or drapey the Tulip Skirt will lose its shape. For inspiration and to find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.

Fabric Requirements
The Tulip Skirt 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 Tulip Skirt is 24 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 2 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm. If you are unsure about this, check out our guide to assembling your PDF pattern on the blog.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU WILL 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!