Cleo Yardage and Fabric Recommendations

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The Cleo Skirt pattern is coming soon HERE!

Cleo has a flat front waistband with elastic in the back (no zippers or closures!), and two views with different lengths, hem finishes, and pocket styles. Here are a few posts where I’ve shared versions of this sweet skirt:
Cleo Skirt is coming soon!
Green Striped Cleo Skirt
Flying Cranes Skirt

There are some peeks under the hashtag #cleoskirt on Instagram too.

If you’re eager to gather your supplies in preparation for the pattern release, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Woven fabric (see yardage chart below for amounts)
  • 1/8 yard lightweight fusible interfacing
  • 1.25″-wide elastic (see chart below for lengths)
  • Coordinating thread

Recommended fabrics
I recommend light to medium weight fabrics such as lawn, voile, double gauze, poplin, shirting, baby wale corduroy, sateen, silk, quilting cotton, linen, or cotton-linen blends for the Cleo skirt. The thickness of your fabric and the degree of drape will determine how the skirt will fit, so keep that in mind. I’ve made versions of this skirt out of quilting cotton, a loosely woven lightweight cotton (Loominous — HIGHLY recommend), lawn, Carolina gingham, Cirrus solids, and rayon challis, just to name a few of the types of fabric I’ve tried, and I found that fabric choice completely transforms this pattern. Flowy fabrics with a high amount of drape turn this skirt into something more elegant and body skimming, while thicker fabrics with less drape create a skirt that feels more full and stands away from the body more. So think about what look you are going for when you choose your fabric! I can’t wait to show you all of the versions I’ve sewn. I think you’ll find that Cleo makes a great blank template for creating many different kinds of skirts.

Cleo Yardage Chart

Extended sizes for Cleo!
I’m happy to say that Cleo (following the lead of my most recent two women’s patterns, Gemma and Isla) will also be available in our extended size range. Here’s the size chart:

Womens Size Chart - in cm - 9 sizes -792 - no logo


5 thoughts on “Cleo Yardage and Fabric Recommendations

  1. It looks like my waist would fall between sizes. Would the elastic mean that I would likely be able to sew the smaller size?

  2. Thank you for making Cleo in larger sizes! I’ve been looking for this EXACT pattern for ages in my size, and I’m super excited to try it out.

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