This month’s Cashmerette Club pattern is the Gilmore Skirt, a circle skirt sewing pattern! Here are seven lovely sewists to show you how fun the Gilmore is to make and wear.
The Gilmore Skirt is a retro-inspired woven circle skirt sewing pattern. It Gilmore makes for a beautiful standalone skirt, or pair it with the Upton bodice for a dress that’s uniquely yours. This pattern comes in sizes 0-32 and is available to Cashmerette Club members only. (Not a member yet? Join today!)
We asked 7 awesome makers from the sewing community to sew up their take on the Gilmore Skirt. (Each collaborator was gifted a free membership to the Cashmerette Club for their participation.) So let’s get the Gilmore gala going!
Kamali’s Gilmore Skirt
Does the Gilmore look good in quilting cotton? Kamali’s Gilmore is the ultimate proof that it absolutely does! Kamali made a size 18 graded to a 20 in the hips, and her measurements are 39″ waist and 50″ hip.
Here’s what Kamali told us about her Gilmore:
“This was such an quick sew with easy to follow instructions! As someone who is a work in progress when it comes to sewing with wovens, this pattern had me feeling confident throughout the whole process.”
See more of Kamali’s makes over on Instagram at @kamali.obiagu.
Flavia’s Gilmore Skirt
A new garment can instantly become a favorite, and that’s what happened to Flavia! She made her Gilmore in a size 16 out of a cotton sateen, and her measurements are 37″ waist and 50″ hip.
Flavia shared this about her Gilmore:
“I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SKIRT! It’s my favourite garment right now, so easy to make, only two pattern pieces to cut and the instructions are great. You can dress up or down, suits different occasions and will make a great dress paired with the Upton bodice.”
You can follow Flavia on Instagram at @flav_made_this.
Marcia’s Gilmore Skirt
It never occurred to us to wear the Gilmore with the zipper in the front until we saw Marcia’s wool Gilmore. We love how she used a visible zip as a design detail—super stylish as ever!
Marcia made a size 14 graded to a 16 in the hips. Her measurements are 34″ waist and 46″ hip.
Here’s what Marcia shared about the Gilmore:
“Very easy pattern to bring together! Only two pattern pieces and so many style options.”
See more of Marcia’s incredible handmade looks on Instagram at @keechiibstyle.
Sharon’s Gilmore Skirt
Sharon made her ultra-bright Gilmore Skirt out of a linen, which she pre-washed in soda to soften it up (who knew!) and wore with a Carlyle T-Shirt. She made a size 14 and her measurements are 33.5″ waist and 40″ hip.
Sharon said this about the Gilmore:
“A quick sew that results in a fabulous skirt that swishes beautifully when you walk! I was surprised at how quickly I was able to sew this – even with the invisible zipper application.”
You can follow Sharon over on Instagram at @TheSharonSews.
Caroline’s Gilmore Skirt
Gilmore + gingham = perfection. Caroline made her Gilmore out of a poly/cotton blend in a size 18. Her measurements are 38″ waist and 44″ hip.
Here’s what Caroline shared about her Gilmore:
“This was a very fast project to sew, as usual the instructions and illustrations are extremely easy to follow. Put the skirt on and you just want to make it swirl around, very satisfying.”
See what Caroline is up to over on Instagram at @caroline.jg.
Ilah’s Gilmore Skirt
Ilah also made her Gilmore out of quilting cotton. Because the Gilmore has three panels and is cut on the cross-grain, you can use a variety of fabric widths, including quilting cottons which are often narrower.
Ilah made a size 10 and her measurements are 30″ waist and 40″ hip.
Here’s what Ilah shared after making her Gilmore:
“I enjoyed making the Gilmore Skirt. It’s really a quick and easy make with only two pattern pieces. It’s the perfect skirt for twirling.”
See more of Ilah’s makes on Instagram at @cocomayboutique.
Jenny’s Gilmore Skirt
Last but not least is Jenny’s Gilmore, which she made in a linen. She used a size 28 and her measurements are 48″ waist and 61″ hip.
Jenny shared this about her Gilmore:
“Wow! This skirt is an easy make with lots of twirl power. I’ve dressed it up with a jacket & down with a tee—both looks are fabulous!”
See what Jenny’s sewing up over on Instagram at @johassler.
We can’t to see what YOU do with the new Gilmore Skirt! Be sure to tag your makes with #GilmoreSkirt and #CashmeretteClub on social media.
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(If you’re joining after April 2022, you’ll need to sign up for the All Access tier to get the Gilmore Skirt.)