Happy Spring, Pirate Friends! I have a confession to make: I love wearing skirts. Love them! If you see me during the warmer months, I’m rocking a skirt all the time. It’s such an easy way to look like you’re put together, and they actually help keep you cooler than a pair of shorts. Plus if the skirt has a twirl or swish factor to it, it’s just bonus!
I am so beyond excited to share with you my first ::official:: pattern launch with P4P! Thank you all so much for being part of my journey in the sewing world, it’s like a dream come true to be here today sharing with you my pattern: the Sugar Maple Skirt!
I (Katy) have been living in West Virginia since I moved here for college, and to infuse my love for the Mountain State into things I produce, the names will all be WV inspired. The Sugar Maple is our state tree — thus it’s now the name of our ::new:: set of patterns!
The Sugar Maple Skirt is an a-line skirt with a full circle drop yoke. It is designed to be worn at the natural waist and comes in four lengths: mini, knee, tea and maxi. The top yoke has a flattering, body skimming silhouette, while the fuller part of the skirt joins just below the booty. Whichever length you choose, each provides for ALL the swishy, twirly goodness that you could hope for in a skirt.
The Sugar Maple is a great basic skirt pattern to have, an excellent sewing project for beginners, and it comes together so quickly that you’ll end up making multiple before you even know what happened! You can use this pattern to create something casual, flirty, conservative, dressy, and everything in between. The simple construction of the knit yoga style waistband is geared for comfort in wearing and the different lengths provide opportunity for any style you’re after.
The Sugar Maple Skirt is drafted for knit fabrics with at least 30% stretch. Practically any light-to-medium weight knits will work. Think: jersey knits, rayon/spandex blends, scuba, liverpool, dbp, “yummy” ribbed knits, etc. The waistband will need at least a 50% stretch horizontally, and requires good recovery. Look for a spandex/lycra content of 5% or more for your waistband. The higher the spandex content, harder your waistband will work to keep your skirt in place.
The youth sizes range from 3m – 14 and the adult sizes are for the full, newer size chart, extending from XXS – Plus 5X for the Adult Hourglass Figure.
*Want to learn more about how to measure yourself for these pattern? We’ve got you covered with an in-depth blog HERE. And for even more helpful fun, we have a free* printable that you can use to help record your measurements as you take them.
And in case you’re new to Patterns for Pirates and PDF patterns in general, we have a great blog full of new-user tips HERE to help you get started!
Worried about sewing up the Sugar Maple Skirt? Don’t be! We have a video that walks you through the entire construction process:
Let’s take a look at the different ways we can sew up these patterns!
I am beyond excited to see the Sugar Maple Skirts that you make! Head on over to the shop and grab yourself a copy of these new patterns! They are available on sale (no code needed) through 11:59pm CST, April 17, 2022.
Hoping for a little inspiration before diving into some Sugar Maple sewing? Head over to our Facebook group where you can see tester albums full of amazing images!
We also provided for a couple extra ways to extend this pattern with our Sugar Maple Skirt – Easy Hacks. Go take a look!