Get to know the Niamh Skirt!

Introducing our latest woven skirt sewing pattern: the Niamh Skirt (the beautiful Irish name is pronounced neev). Aimed at confident beginners, Niamh is also a quick and satisfying make for the more advanced sewers amongst you.

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The star of the show is the yoke, which sits nice and flat around the hips, and culminates in a V shape at the front for a very flattering cut. Floaty skirt pieces are gathered into the yoke, adding a pretty detail without creating any unwanted bulk. If you’re nervous about tackling the gathering, we have a great class on Stitch School showing you how to sew the yoke on the Niamh Skirt.

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Finished with a simple waistband, the Niamh Skirt closes with a concealed zip on the side. This might be the most daunting step for beginners, but it’s not as scary as you might think, and it’s a great skill to master. Check out our Stitch School class for extra help.

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To maximise the versatility of the Niamh Skirt, you can choose from three different lengths:

Mini – short and sweet, looks great with sandals or pumps in the summer and can easily transition into the colder months when worn with tights and ankle boots.

Midi – keep it casual by wearing it with trainers or dress it up with a pair of heels. This length would also look great with knee-high boots and tights for when the weather gets chillier.

Maxi – embrace the full bohemian look with a floor-length Niamh. With sandals and a flower crown, it’s the perfect festival outfit, and you can keep wearing it in the autumn with heeled boots and a cosy jumper.

Fabrics with lots of drape, like viscose and rayon, are perfect to create a floaty Niamh Skirt. You could also use a lightweight cotton (nothing too heavy as you will struggle with the gathers otherwise!) for a slightly more structured look. Our Pattern Insiders made their versions in an array of different textiles, including one in Ankara fabric with a matching crop top!

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Let Lisa talk you through our new sewing pattern on our YouTube vlog and catch u on the LIVE Niamh Sewalongs on our YouTube channel.

Get inspired by our Niamh Skirt board on Pinterest and see what other people have been making on Instagram with the hashtag #soiniamhskirt.

For styling ideas from our model Holly, head over to Instagram, and if you happen to be a fan of the TV show Sex & the City, then we have a Carrie Bradshaw Niamh Skirt hack just for you…

The Niamh Skirt is available as a PDF pattern in sizes UK 6-30.

Buy the pattern and get sewing!

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