Barkly skirt Fit Kit
We all love it when something we make fits us without any alterations. #winning right? But if we’re honest, it’s rarely the case. Every single body on earth is unique in many ways - size, shape, curved or straight… the list goes on.
Being able to make a garment fit the nuances of your own body is a learned skill, and it’s one that we’re passionate about here at ITF. Because why should we put up with ill-fitting clothes if we don’t have to?
The Fit Kits we've released so far have encouraged so many sewists to up their fitting game and have given makers the support and confidence they needed to give fitting adjustments a go. So we’re very excited to share the Barkly skirt Fit Kit with you!
While the tutorials have been designed to work alongside the Barkly skirt, they can be used for a range of skirt patterns with a similar shape.
Please note: This listing does not include access to the Barkly skirt pattern. You will receive the Barkly skirt Fit Kit, which provides instructions and supporting tutorials to create new skirt styles, all from the Barkly skirt pattern. You can purchase the Barkly skirt pattern separately, or as a complete Barkly Skirt + Fit Kit + Hack Kit Bundle.
This resource will expand your understanding of the fitting and toiling process for a skirt and teach you some new techniques to add to your garment sewing tool belt.
We will support you to make a toile of the Barkly skirt and give you a step-by-step process for doing a fitting, as well as how to fit yourself if you don’t have an extra pair of hands to help you!
If you’re new to experimenting with garment fitting, this is the project for you. A skirt is a perfect way to dip your toes into the fitting pool without getting overwhelmed.
Alterations covered in the Fit Kit include:
- Grading between sizes
- Lengthening or shortening
- Full tummy adjustment
- Full/flat butt adjustment
- Tilted waist adjustment
- Swayback adjustment
- Add elastic back waist
- Re-draft facing pieces
Related Pattern Details
The Barkly skirt is a panelled A-line skirt with pockets and a range of interesting and fun-to-sew details. It has been designed to be worn all year round - in summer in soft linens with sandals and in winter in denim with tights and boots.
View A sits on the natural waist (the top of the waistband will sit just above the natural waist) and features a shaped waistband, slanted pockets that are inset in the side panels and a hem facing.
View B sits just below the natural waist (as it features a waist facing, rather than a waistband), has patch pockets (which are therefore optional), and side splits in the hem.
Both styles feature a centre back invisible zip for a clean finish.
Styles can be mixed and matched so that you can combine your style preferences. More information can be found in the STYLE VARIATION KIT.
This pattern is available in our extended size range. More details about In the Folds sizing can be found here.
Pattern includes seam allowances.
The Barkly skirt pattern is placed at a Level 2 on the In the Folds pattern skill scale, and has been designed for advanced beginners and beyond. Through careful drafting and beautiful finishing techniques, this pattern will have you feeling very proud of both the inside and outside of your garment.
By working through the Barkly skirt pattern and Fit Kit, you will gain confidence in: sewing curved seams, sewing pockets, sewing and invisible zip, sewing a waistband or waist facing (depending on the variation you choose to make) and working with interfacing. You will also gain confidence in making a toile, making pattern alterations, fitting a garment on yourself and achieving a great fit.
Digital product details
The Barkly skirt Fit Kit: 76 A4 pages containing a broad range of patternmaking and fitting tutorials to help you through the process of fitting the Barkly skirt.