Shopping Cart
Shop now
Search for products on our site
See more
On Sale

Curated by ITF - Issue 10

Active Curated Subscriber?

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 our latest Curated by ITF project with you - the Barkly skirt and Fit Kit!

This project 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.

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. 

Garment 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 new extended size range. More details about In the Folds sizing can be found here.

Please note: This product can only be purchased by Current Curated by ITF subscribers. If you would like to sign-up you can do so here.

Suggested Fabrics

The Barkly skirt is compatible with mid-weight to heavy-weight fabrics such as: linen, cotton canvas, cotton drill, denim, corduroy or wool.

Keep in mind that the weight of the fabric will determine the amount of structure and drape in the skirt.

Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here.


  • Coordinating thread

  • 25cm (10in) invisible zip

  • 0.5m (0.5yds) light to mid-weight fusible interfacing

The pattern is available in both sizes A - J and sizes G - P. Our size charts can be found here.

Styles can be mixed and matched so that you can combine your style preferences.
More details related to fitting the Barkly skirt and making a toile can be found in the FIT KIT that is included with the pattern for this month’s issue of Curated by ITF.

Patterns are drafted for height of 170cm (5'7") and include a ‘lengthen / shorten line’ so you can make adjustments to suit your height.

Fabric requirements and finished garment measurements can be found here.

Pattern includes seam allowances.

Mighty Networks community

By purchasing this issue you will gain access to the extra resources we shared in our online community group when we released the project. This means that you will be able to ask questions, share your makes and connect with other makers who are also on a mission to learn new skills and sew clothing in a slow and conscious way. 


The 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 this 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 pattern is suitable for printing on both A4 and US letter sized paper. A copy shop version is also included in the file (A0 or US 36" x 48").


Print at home pattern: 50 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for your size).

Print shop version: 3 x A0 pages.


Print at home pattern: 62 pages (a printing plan is included in the instructions so that you can choose to only print the pages you need for your size).

Print shop version: 3 x A0 pages.

The Barkly skirt Fit Kit: 76 pages containing a broad range of patternmaking and fitting tutorials to help you through the process of fitting the Barkly skirt.

The pattern includes embedded layers. This means that you can select only the size/s you would like to print.

If you have any questions please see our FAQ and Digital Product Policy.

Have a question?

If you have any questions please see our FAQ and Digital Product Policy.