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Get the Right Fit With 12 Plus-Size Skirt Patterns

Have you ever sewn a skirt that seems to either slowly slide down your waist or gradually ride up? Getting the right fit is key for skirt patterns, and that means considering both waist and hip measurements.

The right fit is especially problematic if the pattern you’re using doesn’t offer a wide range of sizes. If you are a plus-size sewer or sewing for a plus-size friend, it’s a pain to take a skirt pattern that doesn’t offer plus sizes and customize the fit. 

Plus Size Skirt Patterns

All of these skirt patterns either provide plus sizes or include instructions on how to draft and sew the skirt using your own unique measurements.

Some even include a tutorial for combining two different sizes in the waist and hips — a useful tool no matter what skirt size you’re sewing.

Free Circle Skirt Sewing Tutorial

Photo via Craftsy member see kate sew

1. Circle Skirt

For this tutorial, designer See Kate Sew shows you how to take your measurements to calculate everything from your waistband to the length and width of the circle skirt. This sample uses pleather, but you can also upgrade to leather!

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Pleated Skirt Sewing Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member DressyTalk Patterns

2. Pleated Skirt Pattern & Sewing Tutorial

Take a few key measurements, then draft your own pattern for this pretty pleated skirt. The pattern also includes recommendations for materials like interfacing, so it’s perfect for beginners. If you purchase the pattern, the designer even provides support via email.

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Vientiane Skirt Sewing Pattern

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3. Vientiane Skirt

This A-line skirt pattern goes up to size 20. The skirt pattern offers the option to use different sizes for the waist and hip, in case your body doesn’t line up with the measurements on the size chart. 

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Pleated Skirt Sewing Pattern

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4. Pleated Skirt

This skirt pattern has a fun textured panel, plus those coveted pockets that we all love. The pattern goes up to a size 22 and comes with illustrated instructions to ensure a successful sew.

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Half-Circle Skirt with Wavy Hem

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5. Half-Circle Skirt with Wavy Hem

This skirt isn’t sized using U.S. sizes, so check the size chart that’s included along with all the photos of this pretty skirt to see how your measurements match up. There’s no lining to fuss with, and you can even alter the length of the skirt if you need to.

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Flouncy Bouncy Skirt Sewing Pattern

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6. Flouncy Bouncy Skirt

There’s nothing more comfortable than a skirt sewn with soft knit fabric. This skirt fits up to a 50″ hip, and the knit fabric allows for plenty of stretch. Play around with the length to find the perfect fit for your height.

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Runway Skirt Sewing Pattern

Photo via Craftsy member Skirt Fixation Shop

7. Runway Skirt

Get three skirts out of one pattern with this vintage-inspired sew. There are three lengths to choose from, and each one is made from the knit fabric of your choice. This pattern fits up to a size 24.

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Makoti Wrap Skirt Sewing Pattern

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8. Makoti Wrap Skirt

This skirt was designed with beginners in mind. Sizing is super simple, as the skirt is built with panels of fabric. Just add or subtract panels to get the waist size that you need.

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Addison Skirt Sewing Pattern

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9. Addison Skirt

This asymmetrical skirt pattern is a great way to show off your sewing skills. Choose from four different skirt options ranging from mini-length to knee-length. You can even add zippered or patch pockets to your new fave skirt.

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Nita Wrap Skirt Sewing Pattern

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10. Nita Wrap Skirt

Customization is key for getting the most out of this skirt pattern. Choose from three length options and three waistband closures. The pattern also features waist darts and an angled front to add some shaping. 

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Amy Skirt Sewing Pattern

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11. Amy Skirt

Grab a stretchy, comfy knit fabric to stitch up this easy skirt. There are options for both chevron and stripes so you can get the perfect match when seaming, but you can also make this with a solid or print fabric.

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Flounce Skirt Sewing Pattern

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12. Flounce Skirt

This skirt not only includes instructions for different waist and hip sizes, but it also takes into account your height. When creating the different height options, the designer considers not just length but also overall proportions.

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2 Comments

Lisa

Hi – thanks so much for sharing all these skirt patterns suitable for curvier ladies! I struggle to get a good fit with some skirts, so will definitely be checking out your recommendations! Thanks again 🙂

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sui yeang

Thanks for your pattern that help me a lot to make one for my niece.

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