Skirt Pattern: The Good Times Skirt


The Good Times pattern is a slim A-line skirt with a reverse seam detail that makes the most of a beautiful selvedge. Oh, and it has huge pockets! It continues Maven’s ethos of making well thought out practical patterns to fill a need in your wardrobe for many years to come. The skirt is fitted through the hip, with 4 different seam finishes. With 2 hem options to choose form – finished with contrast fabric facing and deep topstitching or an on-trend raw edge finish you can create multiple looks from this one pattern. A centre back channelled zip finishes at the top of the waistband for a clean contemporary finish.

Skill level: Intermediate

Sizing: UK 8 to 20

Fabric Requirements –

Refer to chart (in  photos) for fabric requirements, these are a quick guideline but each design within the pattern has different requirements.

  • 115cm wide fabric you will need a 1.70 metre length
  • 150cm wide fabric  you will need a 1.30 metre length

Suitable Fabric

  • Woven fabrics with a small bit of stretch, if using vintage fabrics without stretch then I suggest making the size up and fitting to your body – or make a toile.
  • Contrast fabric for facings and optional binding – lightweight cottons such as poplin

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Equipment required

  • Sewing thread (polyester / all sew)
  • Dressmaking pins
  • Scissors (fabric and paper)
  • Sewing machine
  • Unpicker
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Zip 23cm metal trouser zip
  • light weight fusible interfacing 30 x 15cm for pockets
  • medium weight fusible interfacing 1m x 12cm for waistband

What is included

  • Paper pattern printed on 60gsm paper
  • Multi-size pattern: UK sizes S to XL
  • Maker instructions in a fully illustrated booklet to guide you through sewing
  • Pattern includes seam allowances
  • Please head to for tutorials.

About Maven Patterns

An independent pattern company run Sharon Maven. I met Sharon, her husband Richard (from James Tailoring) and their daughters at the Knitting & Stitching Show in October 2019 and loved their patterns. The clean designs that champion vintage fabrics. The designs are classic but definitely have a nod to vintage style It is important to me that every product I stock at Olive Road adheres to my ethical and sustainable values. Maven Patterns also put these values at the forefront of their business.

maven patterns at the Knitting and stitching show




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