The Ruby Skirt is a PDF Pattern available for free to all our newsletter subscribers. Sign up today to receive your personal download link!
The Ruby Skirt features buttons down the front, roomy patch pockets and a wide waistband which is elasticated at the back and flat at the front. The elastic makes Ruby easy to fit and comfortable to wear, whilst the flat front makes her very flattering.
This pattern is designed for light to medium weight woven fabrics. Try her in a viscose, rayon or crepe for plenty of movement, a cotton poplin, lawn or even a chambray for a more structured look. Use a beautiful print, or sew her up in a solid colour to wear with your patterned me-made tops.
Sew Ruby in company of Rosie in this FREE online workshop!
The Ruby Skirt is a PDF Pattern available for free to all our newsletter subscribers. Sign up today to receive your personal download link! You can print the pattern at home and tape the pages together, or save yourself some time by ordering a copyshop print and having us print it for you on large A0 sheets here.
What’s in the class?
With step-by-step video tutorials, this free workshop will show you how to sew the Ruby Skirt pattern from beginning to end. You’ll learn how to sew a button placket, sew with gathers, attach a waistband, insert elastic into a waistband, how to sew buttonholes and attach buttons. It’s a chance to try out the Stitch School experience for free!
The Ruby Skirt is a Confident Beginner sewing pattern for a button front midi skirt.
Light to medium weight fabrics with good drape, such as rayon, viscose and crepe, as well as more structured wovens like cotton poplin, cotton lawn or a light chambray.
Sizing & Fabric Requirements
Ruby is sized between UK sizes 6-30 and is split into two different blocks: sizes 6-20 and sizes 18-30. See the size charts (final two pictures on this page) for details on fabric requirements.
Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.
What will I receive?
Once you’ve signed up to our newsletter, you will receive a link to the free pattern files, which include:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
- fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
- copyshop permission letter
The Ruby Skirt pattern is either 28 A4 pages, 32 US letter pages or 2 A0 copyshop pages (sizes 6-20), or 32 A4/US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop pages (size 18-30).
You can purchase a Copyshop Print of this pattern, find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.
So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.
Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!
Layered PDF pattern
The Ruby Skirt PDF pattern files are layered, meaning you can choose to print only the size(s) you need when printing at home. Find out more here.
Sewing the Ruby Skirt
- Preparing the pockets
- Attaching the pockets
- Creating the button placket
- Sewing the gathering stitches
- Sewing the side seams
- Preparing the waistband
- Attaching the waistband
- Inserting the elastic
- Fitting the Ruby Skirt
- Finishing the waistband
- Finishing the hem
- Adding the buttons and buttonholes
- Where next?