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From Twig + Tale:

Sew a comfortable, easy-to-wear, gathered or pleated skirt with just the right amount of swish.  With gorgeous deep pockets and plenty of options to choose from, this is a versatile, go-to skirt for every occasion. Gathers or pleats are strategically placed between the pockets to reduce fullness over the hips, and the contoured, flat-front waistband with channeled elastic back creates a perfect fit. Suitable for both knit and woven fabrics.

Bonus:stretch knit sensory waistband is included for an extra-soft wearing option, along with a contoured pregnancy waistband too.  

Suggested Fabrics: 

  • Lightweight wovens: linen, cotton, chambray, double gauze, muslin, lawn, viscose rayon. 
  • Midweight wovens suit the shorter lengths better: pinwale cord, velveteen, drill, quilting cotton.  For a special occasion skirt try satin, chiffon, or silk. 
  • Lightweight knits: modal, merino, jersey.  Thicker weights such as French terry are not suitable.


  • Choice of front gathers or pleats
  • Waistband options: flat-front + elastic back, or stretch knit "sensory" waistband 
  • Deep, functional pockets 
  • Four lengths: above knee, knee-length, below knee, maxi
  • Optional ties
  • Specially-designed maternity option which can also be worn postpartum

Sizes: A - J (approx. UK 6 – 30)
(for Childrens' sizes 12 mos to 10 years, click here, for Babies sizes Preemie to 12 mos, click here)