Bernadette Skirt

Introducing the Bernadette Skirt

Introducing the Bernadette Skirt

Introducing the Bernadette Skirt by Friday Pattern Company! This timeless design embodies the perfect blend of classic style and modern flair, making it a must-have for any sewing enthusiast. In this blog post we will talk through everything you need to know about the Bernadette Skirt, including the recommended fabrics, yardage requirements, fit notes, and ready-to-wear inspiration! Continue reading to find out more.


The Bernadette is a party in a skirt; pleated in the front - darted in the back! Plus, store your treasures in style with the super fun belt bag! The pattern includes the skirt in two length options; mini and midi. The belt is closed with D-rings and the bag features a zipper pocket, front pouch, and flap. This is a versatile and fun to sew pattern that you’ll want to sew in every color. Designed for mid-weight woven fabrics, the Bernadette looks great in anything from linen, to denim, to a rayon twill! If you’re looking for a cute and comfortable skirt, you need Bernadette in your life. 


The Bernadette Skirt is designed for woven fabrics. Any sort of medium weight woven is suitable. If you choose a fabric like a mid-weight twill or denim you will get a more structured skirt. If you choose a drapier fabric like a rayon challis or silk, you will get a flowier skirt. 

See some suggested fabric below from some of our fave retailers:

Stone Mountain & Daughter Fabrics:

Green: Designer Deadstock – 10oz Cotton Canvas – Kelly Green

Denim: European Designer Deadstock – 11oz Cotton Denim – Blue

Beige: Designer Deadstock – Cotton Twill – Khaki

Sew Me Sunshine:

Yellow Stripe: Viscose Linen

Blue Chambray: Cotton Chambray

Pink: Washed Cotton

Blackbird Fabrics:

Floral: Cotton Twill

Brown: Washed Cotton Canvas

Orange: Bull Denim





The Bernadette has two length options, mini and midi length. The mini falls mid thigh and the midi falls a few inches above the ankle. It was drafted using sample measurements for a height of 5’6”[168cm].

This skirt is designed to be fitted but not too tight through the waist. There is a fair amount of ease in the hips to allow the pleats to fall nicely.

For guidance on common fit adjustments, visit:


You may need to purchase extra yardage if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped, or has an obvious repeat.


The belt bag is the perfect accessory to keep your essentials close at hand, designed with functionality, convenience, and style in mind. 

With its adjustable belt strap, you can easily find the perfect fit for your waist or mix it up and wear it across your chest for a trendy crossbody look. Utilise the inside pocket, and front pocket for your sewing tools, phone, or a snack! Whatever it is you want close to hand, this little bag will be coming with you everywhere. It's practical yet fashion-forward; you will want to make it to make all your me-made garments.



1. This ready to wear is from Pinterest, the green is very on-trend at the moment and the Bernadette would look great in this kind of preppy style, with a sporty stripe detail.

2. Made in a neutral fabric like a brown or beige would make it a great staple piece.

3. Denim vibes! Hit the long denim skirt trend with a light/mid weight denim, and create a mini length version. 

4. Matchy Matchy! Go for sporty vibes with a matching crop top. This is a great look for festivals.

5. Be bold! Bright fabrics and midi length combo for an extra fun and cute vibe. This prawn skirt was just too cute not to share!

6. Layer up with a shirt, sweater vest, and tights in autumn winter!

7. Go for a relaxed look, with a shirt not tucked in and a cute waistcoat of vest.

8. Tennis vibes! Pair with your favourite shirt and sneakers for a fresh, but fun sporty look.

9. Black on black. Lastly, if you're more of a classics and staple pieces kinda gal, then a black outfit ensemble like this would be a capsule wardrobe dream. 


We hope you love the Bernadette Skirt, you can purchase it here. If you make it, make sure to share your finished creations on social media. Tag us at: @fridaypatterncompany

#FridayPatternCompany #BernadetteSkirt

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