Sewing a Tulip Skirt – Pattern Review

Hey guys, so this ones just a little post about one of my makes – the Tulip Skirt from Sew Over It.

As you can see I went for quite a bold colour. Its probably the first thing I’ve sewn in yellow!


Good features

  • Nice shaping – pleats at front and darts at back
  • Curved waistband and invisible zip
  • Pockets

Problem – Too tight

The pdf pattern is fine although I always seem to struggle to fit projects made from pre-made patterns even when I go through all the measurements. This one was way too tight when I had sewn on the first waistband piece and so I unpicked it and hacked into the other waistband piece to create a ‘gusset’. I had to add about 6cm of fabric in! I released some fabric from the body of the skirt by decreasing the seam allowance on the side seams and letting a bit out from the pleats. Overall it worked out ok!

Has anyone else tried out this pattern? Did it fit well? I’d love to make it also in a comfy Ponte di Roma or in black suiting for a more formal but easy to wear item


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