Introducing the Evie Bias Skirt Pattern

Excitement levels are pretty high right now as we release our latest pattern – the Evie Bias Skirt. This floaty, flared, midi-length bias skirt includes two versions. View A is finished with a bound waistline and side zipper opening and View B is a pull-on version with scalloped elasticised waist. Instructions are provided to achieve a narrow or fringed hem (linen only).

View A (left) and View B (right)

Evie is your 2018 spring/summer/autumn wardrobe bestie and falls into that excellent category that is both on-trend and timeless. This style is all over RTW right now. Fashion articles and Pinterest are  showing photos and articles a’plenty on this must-have skirt. Case in point: here, here, here and below.

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Our pattern has been carefully drafted to flatter the body and looks fabulous worn casually or dressed up. Also important to know: it feels beautiful to wear. The other thing we love about Evie is that it’s not just restricted to outerwear. With our Camilla Camisole and Sadie Slip Dress, we like to think of it as completing our Tessuti trinity of possible undergarments too, doing double-time as a slip to wear beneath sheer skirts.

Evie made up in Jungle Green silk satin and worn with my Ogden Cami

The pattern provides two waistband options. View A (below) is finished with a narrow binding and includes a side invisible zip. This reduces bulk and gives a smoother finish across the waistline. I’ve added ribbon loops for hanging too.

View B’s waistband (below) is finished with a 16mm scalloped elastic. And it’s definitely the quicker sewing option too.

Hemming instructions include a narrow option for drapey fabrics such as silk, viscose and crepe. For a linen version, we’ve also included instructions for a quick and simple frayed hem like Colette’s version below, made up in our Jasiene Washed Linen.

Recommended fabrics for this pattern include medium to heavy weight silk satin, satin backed crepe (perfect for our Cady range), viscose, rayon, wool, tencel and linen. If you’re new to sewing fabrics that are more on the slippery side, do check our helpful blog tutorial on using spot and cross paper to cut out silk on the bias.

The Evie Bias Skirt comes in (Australian) sizes 6-18 and is now available in both hardcopy and PDF copy shop/print-at-home version.

Happy sewing friends, and don’t forget to share your make with us on Instagram by using the #eviebiasksirt and #tessutipatterns hashtags!