Arlette Skirt Kit

A stylish summer skirt with plenty of options, our June Sewing Society Kit contains everything you need to make the Fibre Mood Arlette Skirt!

The Arlette Skirt from Fibre Mood captures the essence of summer with its playful and flowy nature. It looks equally great thrown on as a pool/beach cover-up or dressed up for dinner in the evening! Pop on a sun hat and sandals to keep things casual or pair with a crisp white blouse for easy style.

Arlette is a classic wrap skirt which is elevated by the optional gathered flounce at the hem. This is finished with a delicate narrow hem which complements this feature beautifully.

The clever construction of the waistband means the ties sit neatly at the waist without adding bulk, with sew-on snaps added for extra security. No wardrobe malfunctions here!

To give a totally different look to the skirt, the flounce can be left off and a gently curved hem can be sewn. To make Arlette even more versatile we've also included instructions for how to level off the hem, creating a more understated style and adding extra coverage.

We've paired this pattern with two different base cloths that both contain linen, making them ideal for wearing in warmer weather. The viscose linens and cotton linen in the kits are all breathable fabrics which help you to stay comfortable in the summer heat. Choose from timeless solids or have some fun with our lively print!

We've chosen three gorgeous fabrics for this kit: raspberry and sky blue viscose linen and summer multi print cotton linen.

All of the fabrics are part linen, which is the perfect fibre for wearing in summer. It keeps you cool in the heat and the linen content gives the fabrics that beautiful nubby texture that we love linen for.

The viscose content in the raspberry and sky blue fabrics provides a lovely drape, which adds to the movement of the skirt. The fabric is 75% viscose, 25% linen.

The Summer Multi print is deadstock fabric and is 55% linen, blended with 45% cotton. The cotton element adds a softness to the fabric and helps to give the fabric a gentle drape.

This pattern is available in EU sizes 32 - 58 (approx. UK sizes 4-30).

If you'd like to see how the Arlette Skirt looks on many different bodies, check out the Instragram hashtag, here.

  • A0 print out of the Arlette Skirt pattern from Fibre Mood. All sizes are included on the print out.
  • The PDF digital instruction booklet for the Arlette Skirt. This will be contained in your order confirmation email and will also be available to access when logged into the g&g website. Please note the digital A0 or A4 PDF pattern files for the Arlette Skirt are NOT included in this kit (this is due to Fibremood licensing restrictions).
  • Main fabric - as described above. Plain viscose linen: 'Up to size 46' contains 3m of fabric and 'Up to size 58' contains 3.5m of fabric.
  • Or Summer Multi Print Cotton Linen: 'Up to size 46' contains 2.6m of fabric and 'Up to size 58' contains 3.2m of fabric.
  • 2 reels of matching Gutermann thread, shade 375 (raspberry), 75 (sky blue) or 802 (multi)
  • 25cm super soft medium weight fusible interfacing
  • 2 x 21mm sew-on snaps
  • Prym size 80 needles
  • 'Me Made' Sew in woven label

A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product (see link below) to your order and we will print it for you.

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to a Laurens exclusive YouTube video to be used alongside the pattern instructions.

She shares her hints and tips on getting a really lovely finish on your garment including how to sew a tiny hem, how to gather the flounce, how to make continuous bias binding to finish the curved hem, how to reshape the plain skirt for a straight hem and much more!

The video has over 41 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

The link to the video will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please file this safely for future reference.

Fibre Mood rate the skill level for the Arlette Skirt as 3/5 due to the construction and hemming of the optional flounce. These are of course covered in Lauren's top tips video and the flounce can also be left off, making the skirt accessible to more levels.

To complete this project successfully you'll need a regular sewing machine along with Lauren's essential recommended sewing tools.

An overlocker is helpful for finishing the raw edges of the fabric, but a regular sewing machine can also be used for this.

If you would like a printed copy of the instructions sent out with your kit, in addition to the PDF copy that you will receive, please see the related products below and add it to your cart as a separate product. Please note that a PDF copy of the digital A0 & A4 pattern files are not included in this kit - only the A0 print out. If you would like to make a copy of your pattern we recommend tracing it onto pattern paper - please see the listing below.

Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

This kit is available for immediate dispatch.

As Sewing Society kits are processed and shipped from a different location to the shop, we are unable to group together kit orders with past or subsequent orders or combine orders retrospectively. Please click here for the full g&g Sewing Society shipping terms.

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