THE EVELYN SKIRT PATTERN HAS ARRIVED!

The Evelyn Skirt was designed along with our Max Tee. Together they feel just the right amount of dressed-up, and I couldn’t love this pairing more!

Model stands wearing a white tee and green Evelyn Skirt pattern

Evelyn VIEW A || High Slit, Side-Front Buttons, Midi Length
Fabric Source || Viscose Linen Noil in Lime from Blackbird Fabrics

The Evelyn pattern will be on SALE through
Wednesday, May 18th

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PATTERN DETAILS

The Evelyn is a high-waisted skirt pattern. View A is fitted through the waist with a high slit, side-front buttons, and the skirt is midi length. View B is fitted through the waist, has side-front buttons, and the skirt is mini length. View C includes an adjustable elastic waist with a high slit, and the skirt is midi length. 

Evelyn VIEW A || High Slit, Side-Front Buttons, Midi Length
Paired with a Cotton Fleece Rib Neckline Max Tee, Cropped Length
Fabric Source || Viscose Linen Noil in Lime from Blackbird Fabrics

Evelyn VIEW B || Side-Front Buttons, Mini Length
Paired with a Striped Max Tee with Facing Finishes, Hip Length
Fabric Source || Denim from Blackbird Fabrics

Evelyn VIEW C || High Slit, Elastic Waist, Midi Length
Paired with a Wool Knit Rib Neckline Max Tee, Cropped Length
Fabric Source || Garden Blooms Lenzing Ecovero Twill from Blackbird Fabrics

The pattern is listed as ADVANCED BEGINNER sewing level. The Evelyn is a great option for those newer to sewing. The most challenging steps are sewing the buttonholes and the facings. View C is a quick sew with fewer pattern pieces and less fitting. There are detailed, step-by-step illustrated instructions to guide you along the way, and if you’d like more help, the Chalk and Notch Patterns Facebook Group is a great place to get support. Many of our testers are members there, so you have great resources if you ever need them.

We will also have a photo sew-along soon. We’ll link to it here once it’s live. Whether this is your first pattern or you’re a seasoned professional, we want to provide you with all the resources you need.

Model stands wearing a white tee and dark small scale floral Evelyn skirt.

Evelyn VIEW C || High Slit, Elastic Waist, Midi Length
Paired with a Cotton Fleece Rib Neckline Max Tee, Cropped Length
Fabric Source || Garden Blooms Lenzing Ecovero Twill from Blackbird Fabrics

Evelyn Skirt Size Chart: 0 – 30

Use the waist and hip measurements to determine your size. If sewing views A or B and your measurements fall between sizes, size up and adjust the fit as needed. If sewing view C, the waist can be adjusted with elastic, and it’s recommended to choose a size based on your hips. It is not recommended to blend to a smaller waist size when sewing view C, as the skirt needs to pull over the hips.

Reference the finished garment measurements and ease recommendations. It is always recommended to sew a test garment to confirm fit. Especially if your waist and hips fall into different sizes.

Finished Garment Measurements

The Evelyn sits at your natural waist and is designed to have zero ease through the waist for views A & B. There is 7” of ease in the waist before the elastic is added for view C. There is 3” (7.5 cm) of ease through the hips. The slit height is 14.25” (36 cm) from the waist.

To find the slit height, measure from the waist down 14.25 “ (36 cm) on your left leg. The hip is marked with a notch on the side seam of the pattern. To find the finished length, measure from the waist to the hem. The finished length of the midi skirt (views A & C) is about 4” (10 cm) below the knee. The finished length of the mini skirt (view B) ends about 4” (10 cm) above the knee. Review the finished garment measurements to determine if you would like to adjust the length.

A table showing the finished garment measurements for the Evelyn Skirt pattern

CUSTOM-FITTING ADJUSTMENTS

All our patterns include basic custom fitting adjustments, but we have also put together a post with more details on adjusting the Evelyn skirt here. We hope to provide you with all the help you’ll need to make a successful garment. As always, we recommend sewing a test garment in muslin or non-precious fabric first to check the fit before sewing your final version. If you need additional help or have questions, please feel free to email me or join the Chalk and Notch Patterns Facebook Group – I’m always happy to hear from you!

Model stands wearing a striped Max Tee and Mini length denim Evelyn skirt.

Evelyn VIEW B || Side-Front Buttons, Mini Length
Paired with a Striped Max Tee with Facing Finishes, Hip Length
Fabric Source || Denim from Blackbird Fabrics

FABRIC & NOTIONS

Main Fabric

The Evelyn skirt is designed for light to medium weight woven fabric. A medium weight fabric is recommended for the button front (views A & B) and a lightweight woven fabric is recommended for the elastic waist (view C). We have a post with recommended fabrics for the Eveyln skirt available here.

Recommended Main Fabrics

Rayon Challis, Rayon Crepe, Rayon Voile, Cotton Lawn, Cotton Voile, Linen, Denim, Flannel

Fabric swatches recommended for the Evelyn Skirt are shown on a white background.

Fabric Chart

A chart showing fabric requirements for the Evelyn skirt

Notions

  • 1 1/2 yds (1.4 m) Tricot Fusible Interfacing
  • Six or seven 1” – 1 1/4” (25 – 32 mm) Buttons for the center front – Views A & B
  • 1 1/2 yds (1.4 m) of 1 1/2 ” (4 cm) wide Elastic for the waist – View C
Notions for the Evelyn Skirt pattern are shown on a white background

Optional Notions

  • Tailor’s Chalk or Washable Fabric Marker
  • Point Turner
  • Safey Pins

TESTER PHOTOS

We’re so lucky to have worked with a great group of testers for the Evelyn Skirt. Styled photos are never a required part of testing. Seeing a pattern on a variety of people and in different fabrics can be a valuable tool. Check out the tester post here.

I’d love to see what you come up with, so if you share your makes, please tag @chalkandnotch and use the hashtags #cnevelyn and #chalkandnotchpatterns so I can see your creations.

Thanks for learning more about the Evelyn Skirt!

XO, Gabriela


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