Vintage-style skirt pattern

This pattern was made in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for Issue 33 of the magazine.

Pattern is available for free download.

Garment details

The Vintage-style Skirt is a vintage-inspired pleated skirt with a contemporary twist. It sits on the natural waist, for a comfortable yet flattering silhouette. The skirt features stitched down knife pleats, slanted pockets (that are deep enough to keep your hands nice and snug and your belongings nice and safe), a shaped waistband, invisible zip and a hem facing.


This pattern is suitable for advanced beginners and beyond.

By working through this pattern, you will gain confidence in:

  • Sewing with woven fabrics

  • Sewing straight seams

  • Sewing a shaped waistband

  • Sewing pleats

  • Inserting an invisible zip

Suggested Fabrics

The Vintage-style Skirt is a really versatile pattern that can be made in a wide range of fabrics. Depending on the occasion and season, you may choose something light-weight such as: cotton, linen, silk, crepe de chine, viscose/ rayon or charmeuse.

For a more winter-friendly version, consider mid to lightweight denim or wool, heavier silks or cottons. Keep in mind that extra fabric may be required for matching prints or stripes, or if you are using a directional print.


  • Coordinating thread

  • 25cm (9in) invisible zip

  • Optional : Iron-on / fusible interfacing (if you would like to fuse the waistband).


The pattern is available in 10 sizes (A - J) and is nested, to make it easier for you to grade between sizes.

Digital product details

The pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file.

Print at home pattern: 33 pages

Print shop version: 2 x A0 pages

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

For more information about digital products, please see the digital product policy here.

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