Intermediate | 44 min 54 sec
Taught by Rae Hoekstra
Made by Rae sewing patterns are known for having clever details and being super wearable, and the Cleo skirt is no different. Sewist and designer Rae Hoekstra walks you through two versions of this gathered skirt pattern: a knee-length version with contrasting hem and a midi-length. Both versions feature a flat-front waistband and an elastic gather in back. Two pocket options allow for further customization, and the cutout pockets in particular lend a vintage-inspired flair.  Experiment with different textiles to take this skirt from daily to date night. Rae’s thorough instruction and impeccable patience make this pattern easy enough for a beginner to sew. But the ingenious details – not to mention universally flattering fit – make this pattern a must-sew for any stitcher.
Learn how to:
  • Make a ruffled seam using elastic
  • Sew a flat-front waistband
  • Add a contrast hem
  • Sew inseam pockets
  • Sew cutout pockets
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on sewing a classic gathered skirt and several ways you can customize it
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from patternmaker, Rae Hoekstra
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

The Cleo Skirt
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Get the Cleo Skirt Pattern here
  • Woven fabric (you will need 2 – 3 yards, depending on size and width of fabric; see yardage chart for amounts)
  • Contrasting fabric if sewing view B
  • 1/8 yard lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 1 1/4″-wide elastic (you will need 12” – 21 ½”, depending on size; see chart for lengths)
  • Swedish tracing paper
  • Measuring tape
  • Wonder clips (optional)
  • Bodkin or large safety pin
  • Coordinating thread
  • Elastic thread
  • Scissors
  • Snips
  • Pattern weights
  • Sewing machine and basic setup
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Hem gauge (optional)
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