The Ava Skirt is a Absolute Beginner sewing pattern.
Fancy some extra help?
If you’d like some extra help, the Ava Skirt (and two other patterns!) is also available as part of our Intro to Dressmaking masterclass on Stitch School, which comes with both video tutorials as well as illustrated written instructions. You can purchase the Intro to Dressmaking masterclass individually for £60, or get it for free as part of a Premium Stitch School subscription.
Find out more about Stitch School here.
For the Ava Skirt we recommend medium to heavy weight woven fabrics with some structure, such as denim, cotton poplin, cotton canvas, brocade, viscose linen and wools. For the pockets, we recommend a finer fabric such as cotton lawn.
The Ava Skirt PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 6-30 See the chart 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.
The downloadable pattern file contains:
- printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
- fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
- copyshop permission letter
The tiled print-at-home Ava Skirt PDF sewing pattern is 24 A4/US letter pages or 2 A0 pages (sizes 6-20) or 27 A4/US Letter pages or 2 A0 pages (sizes 18-30).
If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. 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 Ava 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.