Natalie is a skirt pattern designed for woven fabrics that features classic gored style lines.
The waistband has two options: a raised feature waistband that extends above the natural waist, or a classic plain waistband. The raised waistband has diagonal seams on the front and back that complement the angled seams and slash pockets on the skirt.
You can also choose your silhouette, with two styles of skirt included. Opt for the A-line silhouette in a medium-weight fabric, or bring out your swishy fabrics for the flared silhouette! There are two hem length options as well.
Natalie is a versatile wardrobe staple and a great showcase for your fave wovens.
What you get:
This product is a digital download and includes printable PDFs of the pattern in both A0 (for large format printing at copy shops), an A4/US Letter size (for printing at home), and projector files.
Included with the pattern is a fully illustrated instruction booklet with step by step directions to achieving sewing success.
- Your PDF files are layered! You can choose to print only the sizes you need.
- Yes, there is a projector file included with this pattern!
- Learn to sew a slash pocket, and how to sew a clean and easy button closure at the front with step-by-step instructions and diagrams.
- The two types of waistbands each have their own separate instructions and offer a little something for sewers who love extra details.
Find all the extra inspiration and info on sewing this pattern by browsing Natalie posts here.
Check out customer makes on Instagram here.
Natalie is designed for light to medium weight non-stretch wovens. Choose firmer fabrics for the A-line view, and drapey fabrics for the flared view. Sew in cotton chambray, cotton voile, linen, denim, and stable viscose/rayon. Suitable for directional prints (though these may take extra fabric).
Sizes 28 to 40: 1m (1 .1 yards) of lightweight woven fusible interfacing.
Sizes 42 to 52: 1.3m (1.4 yards) of lightweight woven fusible interfacing.
Thread. Fusing tape – buy pre-made fusing tape, or cut strips of fusible interfacing along grainline. These should be about 1.3cm (1/2”) wide.
Shorter view: 7 buttons (or snaps) with a diameter of 1.5cm (5/8”) to 1.9cm (3/4”).
Longer view: 8 buttons (or snaps) with a diameter of 1.5cm (5/8”) to 1.9cm (3/4”).
The fabric requirements do not allow for directional prints. Allow extra fabric if lengthening the garment, or cutting directional or large-scale prints.
Natalie is suitable for intermediate sewers, but confident beginners can sew this pattern too. For an easier sewing experience, pick a more stable fabric and the plain waistband view.
Available in sizes 28 - 52.
Our model wears a size 34, in the shorter hem length. Forget-me-not patterns are designed for a height of 5’6” (168cm), however our model here is 5'3" (160cm) so the skirt appears slightly longer on her.
The green skirt is viscose twill, and is the flared view, with raised waistband. It is styled with our Sylvie knit top in lightweight grey modal/linen blend knit.
The grey skirt is cotton velveteen, and is the A-line view, with plain waistband. It is styled with our Sylvie knit top in lilac merino knit.
The black skirt is viscose twill, and is the flared view, with raised waistband. It is styled with our Sylvie knit top in navy viscose jersey.
See our sizing page for our sizing charts and additional information.