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Reversible fabric skirt pattern

orion | Posted in Patterns on

I have some lovely reversible fabric that I want to sew into a skirt.
Other than a wrap skirt, does anyone have ideas for patterns?
I want to start a reversible traveling wardrobe and like the idea
of a single layer of fabric versus two. Thanks.



  1. starzoe | | #1

    In one of the Threads magazine there is a unique skirt that can also be a cape and it looked as though it could be reversible. If you go into the magazine index you may find it. I always wanted to make it but never got around to it.

  2. Teaf5 | | #2

    For travel, I'd rather have the comfort and ease of a gathered skirt, either by attaching a coordinating waistband or by using a turned waistband that allows one side to contrast with the other. 

    Pockets are also very useful while travelling, and a suspended pocket (from tabs at the waist) can flip over as you wear the different sides out.

    1. orion | | #3

      I have every issue of Threads (all 135!) and will search for that pattern.
      I was leaning towards the gathered skirt option as putting any darts in would pose a problem on the opposite side. I just was trying to come up with something stylish as this skirt is going to Paris :-)
      Thanks for the suggestions.Orion***

  3. cafms | | #4

    Check Threads issue # 103 pgs 58-61.  This is an article on lapped seam construction.   It discusses making the seams, darts, installing a zipper, and sleeves.  It shows garments in double-cloth and boiled wool.

    I like to use the lapped application with fleece and the seams almost disappear. 

    Edited 1/14/2008 10:39 pm by cafms

    1. orion | | #5

      That's the idea I was thinking of. I'd planned on the lapped seams but was becoming lost with the other elements. I'll definitely be checking out that article. Thanks!Orion***

    2. zuwena | | #6

      Go to http://www.sewingmuse.org/  It's billed as the sewing junkies Threads site.  Given that you have all of the issues, this  site may be helpful in finding a variety of resources for the techniques, etc. that you are looking for.  Have fun in Paris.  Z

  4. cafms | | #7

    Check message #7.  I think it was actually for you rather than me.

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