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Forsythia Gathered Skirt

Forsythia Gathered Skirt

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The Rivet Patterns Forsythia Skirt is a quick and easy sew with grand results! Forsythia is a gathered skirt with an encased elastic waistband. You can make this skirt using either knit or woven fabric. Five hem lengths are included from a flirty mini to a dramatic maxi. Also, POCKETS!

Instructions are also included on adding your skirt to a fitted bodice with a waist seam, such as the Sorrel Corset Crop and Bodysuit.




For more photos and information, please check out our blog post: Forsythia Gathered Skirt Tester Round-up!

This is a Digital PDF Sewing pattern that allows you to print the pattern at home in either Letter format (8.5x11") or A4 format (typically outside the US). A0 and Projector formats are also included along with a detailed, interactive PDF Tutorial. This is NOT a physical product. This is a PDF digital download, as such, there is no physical product.  Due to the digital nature of this product, all sales are final.

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The Rivet Patterns Forsythia Skirt is a quick and easy gathered skirt with grand results! Suitable for both knit and woven fabrics.

The Forsythia Gathered Skirt Features:
Encased Elastic Waistband (1" or 2" elastic).
Five hem lengths: mini, above knee, knee, midi, and maxi.
Roomy side seam pockets.

Size Chart

Fabric Requirements

This pattern requires a light to midweight fabric. You may choose to make this skirt in either a woven or a knit fabric. If you are using a knit fabric, be aware that the vertical stretch in some fabrics may cause your skirt to 'grow', particularly in the longer lengths. If you are using a fabric with vertical stretch, less than 25% is ideal.

Your fabric choice will have a huge impact on how your final garment looks. A more structured woven fabric such as quilting cotton will give a fuller skirt than a lighter, drapey fabric like rayon challis. The same applies for a knit fabric. A more structured knit such as liverpool will give a full skirt than a lighter, drapey fabric such as ITY.

Measurements are in yards and based on either 44" (112 cm) or 56” (142 cm) wide fabric. Yardage assumes that your fabric has been prewashed and preshrunk. Extra fabric may be required for matching prints, directional fabric, or if you need to add length.


Sewing Machine (serger and coverstitch are optional)
Needles - ball point, stretch or jersey for knit fabrics; universal or microtex for woven fabrics.
Scissors or rotary cutter
1-2 yards of 1" or 2" non-roll knit elastic Optional: 1/2" (13mm) non-roll knit elastic for elastic pants hem option

Line Drawings