1 1/2” flat elastic (your waist measurement minus 3”) thread to contrast or match. For all sizes, use a light-weight thread to piece the harlequin diamonds, and a fun thread color to construct & topstitch.
Sizes up to size 12 & 42” skirt length
3 1/4 yards main fabric
2 1/4 yards contrast fabric
2 1/2 yards muslin
Sizes up to size 18 & 48” skirt length
4 yards main fabric
2 3/4 yards of muslin
Sizes up to size 8 & 36” skirt length
2 3/4 yards main fabric
1 1/2 yards contrast fabric
2 yards muslin contrast fabric
3 yards muslin
Harlequins' Maxi Skirt Formula
I am so happy to introduce the Harlequins’ Maxi Skirt Formula. It is the perfect union of quilt-piecing & fashion! I was inspired by this iconic classic diamond pattern. As I was creating the skirt it became apparent that this pattern could be adapted to any size ... really! The Harlequins’ Maxi has harlequin pocket detailing and a huge hem trim. This is a bold fashion statement and a work of art! I recommend that you use one fabulous fabric that you love as your main fabric and a fun semi- coordinating subtle pattern (floral to a stripe for example) to play off the main fabric.
Sell finished items! You (the purchaser of this pattern) can sell finished Harlequins skirt made using this pattern (on a home-based scale), credit/tag especially on social media to Cheryl Kuczek, @cherylofparadiso, www.paradisodesigns.com and #harlequinskirt @paradisosewingpatterns is appreciated!