Barkly skirt Hack Kit
So, you’ve made a Barkly toile and added a Barkly skirt (or two!) to your wardrobe. Maybe you've even made a skirt block with our Barkly Skirt Fit Kit...
But where to now?
It's time for a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ in garment design with the Barkly skirt Hack Kit! (Don’t forget to pack your creativity! *wink wink*)
Once you know how to sew and fit your own garments, learning how to hack a pattern is the natural next step in expanding your sewing prowess. But, understanding the 'Why?' and 'Why Not?' is key to transferring your newly-learned skills to other patterns so that you get a well-designed garment for all your effort. With over 100 pages of instructions and illustrations, the Barkly skirt Hack Kit offers an array of tips, tricks and clever techniques to help you do just that!
And just like most of the additional resources we create at In the Folds, the Hack Kit has been designed to be used alongside a range of different patterns, so you will be reaching for it over and over, long into the future!
Please note: This listing does not include access to the Barkly skirt pattern. You will receive the Barkly skirt Hack 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.
The hacks included in our Hack Kit:
- Skirt with box pleats (and tips for adding different types of pleats to a pattern)
- Adding a centre front button stand to a skirt pattern
- Adding horizontal panel lines - curved or straight
- Adding a gathered panel to a straight seam or curved seam
- Adding a flounce to a skirt pattern
- Drafting a lantern skirt
- Adding an elastic waistband to a skirt
- Drafting a straight waistband
- Drafting culottes from a skirt pattern
- Drafting an inset pocket
As always, these tutorials have been created so you can use them over and over and adapt them to any project you like. All the hacks are supported by a range of tutorials that cover all the basics of drafting your own patterns. This includes everything you need to know about tracing patterns, marking notches, adding seam allowances, and checking and truing patterns and darts.
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.
We created a range of different hacks for the Barkly skirt. They have been designed so that no matter what your patternmaking experience is, there will be something for you.
Are you new to pattern hacking? Try adding a horizontal panel line or some pleats. This is a great place to start your pattern hacking journey and will help you gain confidence.
Ready to level up? We'd suggest adding a curved seam to your Barkly.
For those of you who want to learn a whole heap of new skills, give drafting culottes a go! This will give you a chance to try out a lot of new patternmaking skills and level up your drafting abilities.
Keen to learn as much as you can? Try them all! You can make multiple skirts or combine a few of the hacks into the one skirt. You will be able to download the Hack Kit as soon as you receive it and will be able to refer back to it as much as you like. Apply the skills you learn to the Barkly skirt or skirt block and then practice them on other patterns in your stash.
By working through the Hack Kit, you will gain confidence in: altering sewing patterns to suit your style, adding seam allowance, checking patterns come together correctly, adding design details such as panel lines, flounces tiers and gathers. Altering the design of a garment by changing the waistband, adding length or adding flare.
Digital product details
The Barkly skirt Hack Kit: 109 of patternmaking tutorials and content. The booklet is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper, or can be viewed onscreen using a PDF viewer.