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If your hip measurement is 40" or under

1 yd of 1.5" elastic

7/8 yd for skirt top

1/3 yd for Mini length(16.5" L) OR

3/4 for Midi length OR

1 1/2 yd for Max length


If your hip measurement is 40" or more

1 1/2 yd of 1.5" elastic

1 1/4 yd for skirt top

1/2 yd for Mini length(16.5" L) OR

1 yd for Midi length OR

2 1/4 yd for Max length

Add 4" to add 1" to Mini length

Add 3" to add 1" to Midi length OR Maxi length


For the patchwork Maxi:  six to nine 5"x17" fabric pieces, and six to nine 3" x 17" pieces.


Lorelai Skirt Formula

  • This is another Paradiso pattern that EVERY lady can make. This skirt is made from cut strips and works according to your measurments so that the proportions are suited to you! Choices are yours to make . . . Pockets are optional . . . and what length do you love. From mini to maxi, this skirt is versatile to what you love and what your needs are. The Lorelai Skirt Formula can be used with many fabrics from cotton to denim to lightweight wools.

    This pattern will be shipped via USPS.

    In the near future PDF patterns will be coming!

    Sell finished items! You (the purchaser of this pattern) can sell finished Lorelai skirts made using this pattern (on a home-based scale). 

    Credit/tag especially on social media to Cheryl Kuczek, @cherylofparadiso,,  #lorelaiskirt,  @paradisosewingpatterns  

    This is greatly appreciated! Thank you!! 


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