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Free Tiered Skirt Pattern

Hello Bernina Lovers,

Good weather is supposed to be here but it is taking its time šŸ˜” so I thought of making a skirt that could be used in different weather situations.

Why a skirt? To me, a skirt is synonym of good weather and getting out a little bit more than in winter, so I decided to go for a long skirt that I could wear not only in good weather conditions.

You can use fabric scraps…

I wanted to use some fabric scraps and use them to make a tiered skirt with an elasticated waistband. I choose different shades of pink fabric leftovers I had. I have to say that I had the full width of each fabric stash, in the shape of rectangles, which makes it easier to make this skirt out of fabric scraps. In total, about 1,70 meters are needed, so you may not be able to make this skirt out of fabric scraps, but I guess that if you are a fabric hoarder like me, this shouldn’t be a problem šŸ˜‰

Download the pattern for free…

Did I mention that I am offering you the pattern? Oh my! I forgot! So you can go ahead and click here (or use the code MEXICANABERNINA) to download the PDF pattern (available in A4, Letter and A0 width). The pattern also comes with a step by step booklet and a video tutorial where you can see the steps in action.

Back to the steps, fabric, etc …

So, after deciding which colors would look good together, and in what order, I cut all the rectangles as per the pattern.

I used Viscose and Tencel for this pinky skirt, but you can also use double gauze, cotton, etc.

The main steps are to gather the pieces and to sew them together.

And adding an elastic band to finish the skirt.

Making the gathers…

If you want to learn how to quickly make gathers you can watch this video.


You can also make the gathers using the gathering foot #16. You’ll get beautiful and even gathers. You can watch a video here to see how it works.


The pattern has been drafted in sizes from 34 to 54 and it is super comfy to wear. You can mix the skirt with any kind of top, blouse, sweat, etc and you can even play around with adding fewer tiers to your skirt, for example just 2 of them, to make a shorter version of it.

As for the size, I suggest you measure the largest part of your body (whether it is your waistband or hips) and take that measurement to choose your size.

 Here is the tutorial video with all the steps. This skirt is super easy to make and it will take you just a couple of hours.

Have you ever made a skirt like this? What do you think of it?

Free sewing instructions: Tiered Skirt

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Products:
Gathering Foot #16
Gathering Foot #16

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