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The Style

Sierra Bias Tiered skirt is a full and floaty shape. A timeless piece that can come out of the wardrobe every summer. The bias cut of this skirt gives it it’s fit and flare shape. The flat elasticated waist makes it so easy to wear, it’s very comfortable. You can go up or down a few sizes either way and this skirt will grow with you. At any age, you will love this skirt.


Pattern Size 8 to 24 This is the Paper Version.


Available in PDF in our PDF pattern section of the shop

Sierra Tiered Bias Skirt

SKU: Sierra Paper
  • Fabric Suggestions

    This skirt can be made in almost anything lightweight and woven. It’s a bias cut style so it should have a bit of drape in the fabric to enable it to stretch and relax back into place. Why not have a bit of fun and mix up the fabrics in this skirt? You can cut up your remnants or up cycle some old garments or even patchwork the panels!


    Try lap laying the seam allowances over each other by 2cm, sewing together in the middle with two rows of straight stitching and leaving the edges raw. Once washed you can trim off any excess frayed threads and it shouldn’t fray anymore. If frayed edges really aren’t your thing and you’d prefer a neater finish, just turn the raw edges to the inside and finish like you would a normal seam with the right sides together and a 1cm seam allowance. You’ll get two completely different looks from the same pattern.

    Skill Level

    The skirt is aimed at an intermediate sewer. There’s nothing too tricky here though if you’ve made a garment or two before and your confidence is building. No zips, no buttons, no gathering or interfacing. The most difficult part of this skirt by far is the cutting out of the pattern. It takes up quite a bit of fabric and placing the panels correctly as per the instructions. The skirt panels are straight forward to make but remember to label them so you don’t lose track of which one is which. If you like a puzzle and a bit of patchwork you’ll love this pattern!


    2.5cm elastic – measured to the size of your waist plus a few centimetres.

    Paper Patterns

    When you purchase the Paper version of the Sierra Tiered Bias Skirt you will receive an envelope in the post with the following contents:

    • A Handy resealable envelope to hold your pattern and booklet.
    • Instruction Booklet
    • 3 x Full size A0 pattern pages in white lightweight paper showing the 7 panels of the skirt.
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