Welcome to the February sewing project! The skirt for this month reminds me a bit of 60s fashion. Especially if you sew it in a mini-length like I planned. How do you like this skirt? So that you can share your sewing projects with all of us according to these instructions, I have named the skirt “Merris” and all projects are collected under the hashtag #SewionistaMerris. The best thing to do is tag me @sewionista so that I can easily find your work and post it in my stories. Merris has a pointed yoke, slanted pockets and a slight A-line. When constructing your pattern, you can learn how to construct a yoke, side pockets and the inner facing and how to change the darts to form the A-line. Next Sunday I’ll show you how to construct this skirt with the help of a basic skirt sloper.

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New pattern drafting techniques:

  • Yoke
  • Slanted pockets
  • A-Line
  • Facing


There are also many different design options for the skirt Merris. The yoke and the side pockets, for example, can be shaped very differently. With a zipper in the front the skirt gets more of a jeans look. Or how about patch pockets? A narrow skirt is also possible if you don’t like the A-line that much. Or give your skirt a 70s touch by extending it to a midi length. I have put together a few ideas for you here, but there really are no limits to your imagination.

So that you can construct and sew your own skirt Merris, you need a well-fitting basic skirt sloper. In my shop you will find a basic skirt sloper in sizes XXS – 4XL (EU 32-48, US 2-18, UK 6-22), which you can print out as a PDF or have it plotted. So that the basic skirt sloper fits you perfectly, I have put together the most common adjustments in this and this blog post. In addition to the basic skirt block, you need 1x the length + 10 cm for the seam allowances with a fabric width of at least 1.40 m for a fabric with a little stand. Fabrics made of cotton, linen or wool are suitable for Merris in a medium to heavy weight quality. I will sew the skirt out of a plaid wool fabric that I was able to get used from Humana. Since it was quite a large piece, a matching jacket will certainly follow later. 🙂 I can also imagine Merris very well made of corduroy or boucle fabric for the current winter or of linen or denim for the coming summer. In addition, you need a invisible zipper with a length of approx. 20 cm and approx. 20 cm of thin Vlieseline H180 and some lining material if you want to line the skirt.

Here is the schedule again at a glance:

  • February 14 Pattern construction skirt Merris
  • February 21 Sewing instructions for skirt Merris
  • February 28 Presentation skirt Merris

Fancy sewing your own version of the Rock Merris this month? Feel free to write your plans in the comments.

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