Cotton comes in different blends, which makes it an ideal fabric to sew many versions of the Patsy skirt—each with a distinct silhouette. Use lightweight cotton, like double gauze, for a breezy skirt that drapes well. Maintain the skirt’s structure with a medium-weight blend that includes linen or hemp. Optional: Use sheer fabrics such as lace, fringe, eyelet, or organza for the bottom skirt panel.
If you can’t pick just one color for your skirt, use them all! $30.00/yard from The Confident Stitch.
For a flowy, elegant silhouette, sew the Patsy skirt in rayon, which hangs beautifully and feels great against the skin. If you want to sew a contrast panel to a rayon version of the skirt, play with the directionality of some striped rayon, or try color blocking with a different colored rayon.
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Since linen can be drapey and fluid or crisp and crunchy, it’s a great fabric for a skirt. Plus, it’s perfect for warm weather! Optional: Use sheer fabrics such as lace, fringe, eyelet, or organza for the bottom skirt panel.
Here are two words that always sound dreamy together: linen gauze. This soft fabric has an open weave and a beautiful print, $32.00/yard from Bolt.