March 1, 2023

Cashmerette Club: Meet the Elmwood Skirt, the Club pattern for March!

Meet this month’s Cashmerette Club pattern, the Elmwood Skirt! This curve-friendly woven pencil skirt is the staple your wardrobe’s been missing. Join Cashmerette Club for as little as $9 to get this pattern.

You’ve been asking for a pencil skirt for ages, and it’s finally here! The Elmwood Skirt is a sleek woven (or stretch woven) pencil skirt designed for curves with hip-hugging side seams, back darts, and a curved waistband. With two hem lengths and optional pockets, your pencil skirt dreams are finally coming true.

The Elmwood Skirt comes in sizes 0-32 and is available exclusively to Cashmerette Club members. Not a member yet? Join today for as little as $9 USD—cancel anytime.

Jenny is wearing View A of the Elmwood Skirt in a size 18 waist graded to a 14 hip. Her measurements are 39″ waist and 44″ hip, and she is 5′ 6″.

Ana is wearing View A of the Elmwood Skirt in a size 14. Her measurements are 34″ waist and 44.5″ hip, and she is 5′ 4″.

Brit is wearing View B of the Elmwood Skirt in a size 6 waist graded to an 8 in the hips. Her measurements are 29″ waist and 41″ hip, and she is 5′ 6.5″.

Meet the Elmwood Skirt

Exude confidence in an Elmwood Skirt! Designed specifically for curves, the Elmwood features:

  • A curved waistband
  • Invisible center back zipper
  • Hip-hugging side seams
  • Back darts for shaping
  • Full lining
  • Optional front angular pockets
  • Two hem lengths: View A is knee-length with a back slit and View B hits above the knee

The Elmwood is rated advanced beginner and comes with a free step-by-step video sewalong that you can watch anytime.

The Elmwood is designed for mid-weight woven fabric such as wool suiting, linen, poly/cotton, or poly/wool blend. Stretch woven fabric may also be used—look for a midweight fabric with 2-way stretch (not 4-way) such as stretch suiting or a stable ponte.

Line your Elmwood with lightweight lining fabric such as rayon Bemberg. If you’re using a stretch woven, use a lining with the same amount of stretch.

Jenny is wearing a knee-length Elmwood in a black and gold brocade and a mini-length Elmwood in a plaid double faced wool. Brit’s Elmwood was made in a purple and green brocade, while Ana’s Elmwood was made in a windowpane wool generously gifted by our friends at Core Fabrics.

Sarah is wearing an Elmwood Skirt in a size 30. Her measurements are 49″ waist and 59″ hip.

Make it a skirt set!

Build your perfect skirt suit with the Auburn Blazer, Elmwood Skirt, and Vernon Shirt!

All this month, Cashmerette Club members get 30% off the Auburn Blazer (available in sizes 12-32) and the Vernon Shirt (available in sizes 0-32).

Club members, check your email or head to the dashboard for your exclusive discount code. Not a member yet? Join right now!

Fabric Requirements and Finished Garment Measurements for the Elmwood Skirt:

Here are the fabric requirements for the Elmwood Skirt:

And here are the finished garment measurements:

15% off at Harts Fabric

Our friends at Harts Fabric want to help you create your dream Elmwood with 15% off throughout the month of March!

Harts Fabric is a family owned business that opened its doors in 1969. Their passion is to bring our customers the most unique and highest quality fabrics for apparel, quilting and home sewing. Whether shopping their online store or their 8,000 sq ft retail location in Santa Cruz, California, Harts Fabric customers are sure to find fabrics, patterns and supplies that will inspire.

Members—you can head to the Club dashboard to get this Club-exclusive discount code. Not a member? Sign up today!

Also New in the Club this Month: Masterclass & Live Event

Club members in the Plus and All Access tiers get a new fitting masterclass every month! This month, Jenny is diving into full bust adjustments for princess seams. Princess seams are great for full busts because of the shaping they provide, but what if your bust is larger than the pattern is designed for? Jenny shows you multiple ways to do a princess seam FBA to help you get the best fit out of your me-mades.

Plus and All Access members also get access to this month’s live event. This month, we’re talking all about how to plan your makes. If you’re looking to create a more curated closet (or just get your project queue under control), come to this event armed with a pencil and paper and get ready to plan!

Head to the Club dashboard to learn more and register to attend. Can’t make it live? This event will be recorded and shared with members afterward.

Let’s start sewing!

We can’t wait to see what you make with this pattern! Join Cashmerette Club today to download the Elmwood Skirt and get started sewing instantly.

(Joining after March 2023? You’ll need to sign up at the All Access level to get the Elmwood Skirt.)

Let me know what you think!