Pattern Highlight: The Reed Skirt

Grainline Studio Pattern Highlight Reed Skirt

We've got some fun pattern variations and tutorials for you over the next two weeks featuring our Reed Skirt and since it's been a while since it was released I thought now would be a great time to highlight the pattern and give you all a bit of a reintroduction!

The Reed Skirt was designed as a bit of a modern nod to the 70’s and, as usual, it was something I had been wanting in my wardrobe. I’m not a very traditionally feminine dresser so skirts can be hard for me to feel comfortable in. Personally I love the look of an A-line skirt that buttons down the front but they all seem to be either gathered at the waist or way too flared for me.

With that in mind the Reed Skirt was born. This skirt combines a smooth waistline, a moderate A-line shape, and loads of options and details. Lets take a look at the individual pattern views below. All the Reed Skirts have a contoured waistband, since the skirt sits just below the natural waistline. Princess seams help both to keep the A-line silhouette slim while also giving you more points for adjustment to obtain a perfect fit. All of the seam lines are topstitched which we think really makes the style lines pop.

Grainline Studio Reed Pattern Highlight

The Reed was also one of the first patterns to be released in our 14-30 size range. For this new range we drafted a brand new block and created custom grade rules which we tested on fit models of each size. We're currently in the process of releasing our catalog of existing patterns in the new range – you can read more about that here.

Grainline Studio Reed Skirt Pattern Highlight

The Reed Skirt is perfect for beginners, and if you need a bit of hand holding we have a full photo sew-along on our site! We walk you through every step involved in making your own Reed Skirt in multiple fabrics. One thing I really love about this skirt is how different it can look made up in a wide variety of fabrics.

Grainline Studio Reed Skirt Pattern Highlight

If you're a more advanced sewer the Reed is the perfect blank canvas. Add a lining, get creative with your pockets, the sky's the limit! You'll be seeing a few more ideas later this week and next. 

You can find the Reed patterns in our shop by clicking the links below and stay tuned over the next week for our tutorials and pattern variations!

Mentioned Products

  • Reed Skirt 0 – 18
    Reed Skirt 0 – 18
  • Reed Skirt 14 – 30/32
    Reed Skirt 14 – 30/32