Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame Skirt – Sewing Indie Month

Hi, did you sew anything in September? It was Sewing Indie Month and National Sewing Month. I made the A-Frame Skirt by Blueprints for Sewing. This pattern has two versions, a pencil skirt and an a-line skirt. I usually make a-line skirts so this time around I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and make a pencil skirt. I really need more casual skirts, plus I really like this design.

A-Frame Skirt - Blueprints for Sewing - front and back view - csews.com

I usually avoid them because I have to size up in the hips. I don’t buy RTW pencil skirts because they just don’t fit well because if it fits in the hips, it’ll be too loose in the waist.

A-Frame pencil skirt - front view - Blueprints for Sewing

This pattern so lovely color blocking options. I made it from this denim, which has a touch of lycra in it. It has some slight stretch to it. I had fun using both sides of this fabric. (I wrote about my Sewing Indie plans here.)

Striped denim fabric - csews.com

This is a short post because I’m just barely making the deadline to enter this skirt in the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest. I meant to make the Nettie bodysuit by Closet Case Files to go with the skirt but only had time to make a muslin so I’m wearing a RTW top with my skirt.

A-Frame skirt - Blueprints for Sewing - right side - csews.com

This front of this skirt has several pieces – center front, bottom side front, top side front, and the pocket lining. I used leftover fabric from my most recent Anna Dress for the pocket lining. Oh, and I top stitched my pockets and one side of each panel. You can (sort of) see the top stitching on the darker blue-gray fabric in the photo below

A-Frame Skirt - pocket detail - csews.com

Here’s the back view. I installed an invisible zipper in the center back.

A-Frame Skirt - Blueprints for Sewing - back of pencil skirt - csews.com

You can really have fun color blocking this skirt!

A-Frame Skirt - Blueprints for Sewing - side view - pencil skirt - csews.com

To see all the entries, check out the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest page. This contest was hosted by Mary of Idle Fancy. Thanks for hosting, Mary!

Voting starts tomorrow!

UPDATE: I’m entry number 20. You can vote for me here, starting on Monday, Oct. 5. Just click on the “heart” on No. 20, my entry to cast your vote!

P.S. I’ll be writing a post with construction details later this week.

UPDATE: Here’s the link to my post on the construction details for the A-Frame skirt.

Author: Chuleenan

Chuleenan sews, collects hats and shoes, and is a fabric addict. She is also the organizer for the Bay Area Sewists Meetup group.

10 thoughts on “Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame Skirt – Sewing Indie Month”

  1. This turned out so awesome Chuleenan! It looks fantastic on you 🙂 I’m so glad the alteration instructions were helpful. Looking forward to seeing the A-line version.

  2. I have really enjoyed watching this skirt come together on IG and now here, fully finished! It looks wonderful, and I love that you color-blocked using just one fabric!

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