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Fantail Skirt: Modern

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Fantail Skirt: Modern


This a digital PDF download.  See 'About Your PDF' below for more details.


Sizes 30-56 (Hips 34"-60")

Difficulty: Intermediate  

The Modern Fantail skirt is a classic 5-gore, A-line skirt with a fan of sewn pleats that release at mid-hip at center back. It features a waistband that sits at the natural waist, an invisible back zip, and hook or button fastenings at the waist. The skirt ends just below the knee, and is hemmed with a bias-tape hem.

The skirt goes from casual, in light denims and chambrays, to dressy, in luxe prints and satins, with the fan of back pleats adding a interest and a bit of swishy fun in any fabric.

Buy a combined pattern with the Modern Fantail and its sister pattern, the Historical Fantail (1890-1910) here.

Recommended Fabrics:

The skirt works well in light-midweight fabric with moderate draping qualities, such as: craft cottons; chambrays, linens, midweight viscose (rayons), silk noil, and lighter wools.  Not recommended for obvious stripes or checks.

Leimomi is wearing the Fantail in Size 38 in floral print quilting cotton, with a Miramar top in mauve merino knit.

Danielle is wearing the Fantail in Size 54 in red brushed Tencel, with pockets from the free 'How to add pockets to the Modern Fantail Skirt' hack.  Her Fantail is worn with a Henrietta Maria blouse in jacquard woven rayon (viscose).  

Jenni is wearing the Fantail in Size 38 in midweight black cotton denim.  Her Fantail is worn with a Henrietta Maria blouse in viscose (rayon) crepe.

About your PDF:

This pattern is a digital download. Once you complete your purchase you’ll be sent an email with a link to download a zip file containing your printable files. You’ll need to open it on a computer: the zip file will not open on phones and tablets.

The Fantail Skirt: Modern zip contains the following files:

  • Full Modern Instructions: 9 pages
  • Streamlined Modern Instructions: 5 pages
  • Print-At-Home Pattern: 28 pages
  • Copyshop Pattern: 2 A0 pages
  • Printing Instructions: 2 page

Sizing Chart

Paper Patterns:

A paper version of the Fantail Skirt pattern is available through Virgil's Fine Goods in the USA.


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