The Selena Skirt

The selena Skirt sewing pattern

Get your twirl on with The Selena Skirt, a mid-length style in UK sizes 6-20 with a flattering full silhouette, pleated waist, optional bow belt and high-low hem.

Our go-to style is all about floaty, flattering, easy-to-wear shapes, which is why we so often gravitate towards twirly 1950s-inspired styles. The Selena Skirt is a new twist on a classic 50s skirt, with a fitted waist, full shape, on-trend high-low hem and optional bow detail.

The Pattern Shop Selena skirt sewing pattern

This versatile skirt can be made in everything from crisp cotton to drapey viscose, so there are endless possibilities for making and styling your Selena. Stitch up a special occasion skirt using a medium-weight fabric for a more formal, structured look, or go boho with a drapey print and wear with a plain tee for easy holiday style.

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The Selena Skirt sewing pattern

Get it with: June issue 30, £6.99
Sizes: UK sizes 6-20


  • Insert an invisible zip
  • Construct and attach a waistband
  • Sew a button closure
  • Hem a full skirt
  • Add pleats for flattering shaping

You will need: 

  • Main fabric: 115cm (45in) x 3.5m (4yds)
  • Iron-on interfacing: 15x120cm (6x47in)
  • Invisible zip: 25cm (10in)
  • Button: 2cm (3/4in) diameter
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions

Fabrics with a natural drape such as crepe, viscose, rayon challis and lightweight cotton.


Get the pattern

With the issue 30 of Simply Sewing magazine. Available in our online store.

Selena skirt sewing pattern