Conifer Skirt

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About the Conifer Skirt:

Most coniferous trees are evergreen and like an evergreen tree and its leaves, you’ll want to wear this knit skirt all year round. Views A & B have overlapping layers, like the scales of a pine cone. The Conifer Skirt is worn at the low waist and comes in maxi length [View A & C] or above the knee [View B & D] with multiple marked hemlines (20”, 23”, 37”, 40”, and 43”) to accommodate women of all heights. This skirt has a wide fold-over yoga-style waistband with a hidden elastic channel or a narrow encased elastic waistband for those who want to minimize bulk at the waistline. Skirt and layers can be hemmed or left raw. An optional hidden pocket is the perfect size for holding your cell phone or passport. Includes alternative simplified sewing instructions for beginner sewists. Buy the pattern now!

Helpful Tutorials


Complete Photo and Video Sewalong


Pattern Format:

The pattern is available in both .pdf and printed format. There are 62 meticulous step-by-step illustrated instructions (on 17 pages in the .pdf and 12 pages in printed booklet). The printed pattern comes in a 6″x9″ envelope and includes the full pattern pieces printed on tissue paper. The .pdf includes separate printing layouts for home printing (8.5″x11″/A4 paper), A0 paper, and wide format printers. For the home print option, the exact pages necessary for each view and option are listed so you only need to print the pages necessary for your exact skirt.

Suggested Fabrics:

Stretch knits with recovery. At least 25% stretch recommended.
Light to medium weight for Views A & B. All weights for Views C & D.
Works well with directional fabrics, especially stripes for Views A & B. Views C & D suitable for large scale prints.


28” – 48” (71 cm – 122 cm)(see Elastic Sizing Chart) of 1” (25 mm) elastic.
6” (18cm) of 1/8” wide elastic or clear elastic for stabilizing pocket seam.



Waistband of skirt sits at low waist with 1” (2.5 cm) negative ease. The hip is 6” (15 cm) below low waist and has 2” (5 cm) negative ease. For best fit, select the size that best fits your hip measurement.

Views A & C are available with a 37” (94 cm), 40” (101.5 cm), or 43” (109 cm) hem and have a lengthen line marked for a longer skirt. Views B & D are available with a 20” (51 cm) or 23” (58.5 cm) hem.


Working with knits.


Intermediate Intermediate.
Pattern also includes optional simplified BeginnerConfident-Beginner instructions.

Fabric Yardage:

Fabric requirements are listed for the longest marked hem length (View A & C = 43” / 109 cm, View B & D = 23” / 58.5 cm) with no hems. You may need more fabric for longer hemlines, if your fabric edges curl, or if you are hemming the skirt or layers.

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