Cleo Skirt Sewing Pattern

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This gathered skirt features a flat-front waistband with elastic in the back for a flattering and comfortable fit.
Two views are included: a knee-length version with cutout pockets and contrasting hem band, and a midi-length version with inseam pockets.
Cleo’s versatile design works with many different kinds of fabrics; make it with cotton for an everyday staple, or dress it up with silk for a fancy party skirt!


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Cleo Skirt Sewalong

I’ve put together a “Skirtalong” that covers all the details of making a Cleo Skirt from start to finish. These posts divide the steps into 30-60 minutes over 5 days, but you can take the sewalong at whatever pace you like!

Intro: Let’s have a Cleo Skirtalong!
Day 1: Get ready
 (measure and choose size, wash and press fabric, trace pattern)
Day 2: Cut out your pieces
Day 3: Attach pockets and sew side seams
Day 4: Attach waistband
Day 5: Elastic and hem

This item is featured in the following blog posts:


  • 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:
Woven light to medium weight fabric such as lawn, voile, double gauze, poplin, shirting, baby wale corduroy, sateen, silk, quilting cotton, linen, or cotton-linen blends.

Cleo Yardage Chart

Sizes and Finished Measurements

This pattern comes in women’s sizes XXS-XL and plus sizes 1-3.

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


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