Aura Skirt (PDF Digital Pattern)
The Aura Circle Skirt (Pattern #602) is a classic style updated to become a modern wardrobe staple. The elasticated waistband and extra gathers increase the vertical drape lines through the length of the skirt adding texture whilst keeping all the swish and movement of it's predecessor.
Comfortable, super easy to make with pockets included. Adjust the tension in your elastic for your preferred fit. From high hip to true waist. This style includes well measured gathers and volume adjusted from front and back to elevate this basic style into a well considered garment.
The Aura Circle Skirt can be teamed up with the Aeolian Tee to make the Aeolian Aura Dress. They work well as separates and have been cut to match.
Buy the Aeolian & Aura Bundle here
or download the free instructions here
Advanced beginner *
- detailed instructions provided
- elasticated waist
- gathering in addition to elastic
- hemming methods provided to match fabric choice
The waist is adaptable to fit during construction. Your hip or shoulder (if pulling the skirt on overhead) measurement will determine what size to choose.
XS = less than 94 cm.
S = less than 104 cm.
M = less than 113 cm.
L = less than 123 cm.
Suitable fabric includes:
- Cotton Voile
- Light Wools
NOT SUITABLE to thick or stiff fabrics.
The skirt is cut on the cross grain so prints will need to be multi-directional.
No Nap Width - 110 cm x 380 cm
No nap Width - 120 cm x 370 cm
No nap Width - 140 cm x 350 cm
Elastic 38 mm x 1 mt (to be adjusted)
Optional bias binding x 570 cm for hem
Pattern Fantastique patterns are currently available in PDF format. This means we can email them to you where ever you are in the world! No shipping, just the magic of cyber space.
When you purchase a pattern, we'll email you two PDFs in a zip file: a pattern and an instruction booklet.
To assemble the PDF into your sewing pattern, print and tape the pages together, like the easiest jigsaw you have ever made. We have little maps (circled in pink below) on each page to illustrate the order.
Our core sizes are 8-16, although we add sizes 6 and 18 to free fitting styles. These are noted in the product descriptions.
The pattern instructions have detailed notes on how to choose the best size for you.
Shoulder to shoulder
|HPS* to knee||107||108.5||110||111.5||113||114.5||116|
|HPS to hip||67.4||68.2||70||70.8||71.6||72.4||73.2|
|HPS to waist||42||42.5||43||43.5||44||44.5||45|
Hip: widest part of hip.
High hip: where a hipster waist band would sit.
Shoulder: the bony point of shoulder.
HPS: highest point of shoulder, where shoulder and neck seams join.
Top arm & Thigh: the widest part of the limb.
Most PDF applications will do some sort of resizing when you print your pattern, so you'll need to check the settings before printing to make sure you're printing the pattern to scale. We recommend using Adobe reader we have found it keep all the lines in place the best. its free and you can download it here.
Checking printer settings
In your printer settings dialogue:
- Select the 1st page only for a scale test
- Paper size should be A4
- Under Page Sizing & Handling, check "Actual size"
Measure the test page
Use a ruler to check the measurements of the box on the first page of the pattern. It should be 4cm wide and 2cm high.