CLEO is a gathered skirt that 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!
Suggested 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.
1⁄8 yd lightweight fusible interfacing (see resources section, below)
1.25” wide elastic
Sizes: Nine women’s sizes, XXS-XL and plus sizes 1-3
Skill level: Beginner
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