Women’s Skirt Sewing Pattern Review: Beau Petale’ Skirt for Work or Play

We love our Beau Petale’ Skirt for it’s polished and fitted look.  Wear to office, night out, or casual special day event depending on your fabric choice.  Flatters the legs and posterior.


  • Tulip Like Shape
  • Diagonal Front Panel Design
  • Invisible Side Zipper
  • Easy Construction
  • Back Waist Darts
Weight/Stretch: 5.5 to 10oz/yd2 knit with 5% Elastine
Double Knit Fabric:  Ponte de Roma, Ponte, Interlock, Pique in Polyester or Poly blend, Cotton or Cotton Blend, Double Knit Jersey, Neoprene or Scuba (but not with padding) knit Jackard.  Scuba Crepe Knit, Stretch wovens like scuba 95% spandex 6%.
Notions:  Fusible stretch interfacing 
Tools:  Zipper Foot or Invisible Zipper Foot
Intermediate:  The invisible zipper/waistband combo is a bit tricky for a beginner, so we set the level at Intermediate. 

This pattern is one of our 125+ digital sewing patterns offered in our pattern library.  For more information on purchasing these patterns for the one time price of $67, go to SewingPatternSecrets to learn more.

Sizes and Fit: Fitted Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

This pattern is fitted closer to the body, and has about 1.0″ or 3cm of ease.   

Intermediate Skill Level

This is a very easy skirt to construct.  The side invisible zipper is difficult for most beginners.  


This skirt is unlined.  We recommend a stable knit such as a double ponte or a scuba crepe.


A serger is not required, but for some knits you may like to use one. Alternatlvely, you might try a overlock or overcast foot on your regular sewing machine.

Zipper Foot for Zipper Attachment

Intermediate Instructions

This pattern requires only 15 pieces of paper and the instructions have only 11 steps and 14 pieces of paper.  (You can also follow along on your tablet or laptop.

Current Members:  Access this pattern on our library by logging into the library.  See Under the Category Women’s Apparel Mixed Sizes (Bottoms)

Purchasing this Pattern:  If you’re interested in purchasing the pattern, it’s only available as part of our pattern library (125 patterns for $67) in our sales offer at www.sewingpatternsecrets.com/vsl

Marjorie Vaudreuil

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