New Pattern | 32001 Moss Mini Skirt

I’m excited to announce the newest Grainline Studio Pattern, the Moss Mini Skirt! You may remember this skirt from last fall’s Autumn Wardrobe, if not, here’s the link. This skirt is one of my all time favorite makes and gets a lot of wear all year round, though I especially love pairing it with tights, boots and a sweater in the cooler months.

The skirt has a few really great features. First of all it has a back yoke and slightly contoured back seam for a really great fit. The pockets are another of my favorite parts about this skirt. The pocket bags connect across to the center front which helps to keep them in place and not bunch up as well as allowing the slit pockets to lay nicely. I am not a fan of non-functional pockets so these are drafted with a bit of hand ease allowing you to actually use them! In case you’re looking for a little less mini, I’ve included markings to lengthen or shorten the skirt depending on your personal preference as usual.

This pattern features two views, View A is the green skirt shown in the majority of photos, and View B adds a band to the hem, à la the Hound skirt in the next photo (note the base pattern of the Hound skirt is not the same, this one is better). I thought it might be fun for people to play around with different sheer fabrics, contrasting colors or whatnot. So many possibilities.

The Moss is a semi-fitted mini skirt that sits slightly below the natural waist and works up well in a variety of fabrics, from denim to wool and many fabrics in-between. Skirt features a fly front and button closure as well as a yoke at the back. If mini isn’t quite your style, just slice along the marked line to lengthen the skirt as you wish. The pattern also includes a hem band in case you want to get fancy like this.

Techniques involved include straight and curved seams,
inserting a fly front zipper, and basic hemming. Pattern is nested to
facilitate cutting between sizes if needed.

Medium to heavy weight fabrics such as denim,
twill, cotton or wool. Generally anything described as “bottom
weight.” Extra fabric is needed to match plaids, stripes or one-way
design fabrics.

Thread, 7” zipper, fusible interfacing, 1 – 5/8” button or
skirt hook and eye.

SELF VIEW A | 1 1/8 yd [45″ wide] 1 1/8 yd [54″ wide]
SELF VIEW B | 1 3/4 yd [45″ wide] 1 1/2 yd [54″ wide]
LINING | 1/4 yd
INTERFACING | 1 1/2 yd of 22-25″ Fusible Interfacing

Note – 45″ wide fabric is not recommended for sizes 12-18 due to width restrictions.

▲ DIFFICULTY ▲ intermediate

Pattern – 19 pages
Instructions – 7 pages

This pattern is available in sizes 0-18. For sizing information please see our Size Chart.

You can click over here to purchase the pattern in my shop. If you have any questions, leave a comment below or email me at

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25 Responses to New Pattern | 32001 Moss Mini Skirt

  1. Kathryn says:

    I love this skirt! It looks so stylish and I can see how it could easily become a winter staple. Now I just need to get a bit more practice on some ‘beginner’ skirts first so I can make the Moss skirt before the winter is out. Do you have any plans for a step-by-step or sew-along?

  2. cate says:

    yay! I’ve been hoping for this one!

  3. liza jane says:

    I love it with the sheer hem band!

  4. poppykettle says:

    I’m liking this a lot!

  5. Kara says:

    This looks beautiful and totally wearable. I was wondering, what is the skirt length with and without the hem band?

  6. So pleased to check your blog and find a pattern for this skirt! I wanted to make it when I first saw it and I’d been putting off trying to draft something similar. Now I don’t have to. Procrastination pays off 🙂

  7. sallie says:

    Great pattern, Jen!!

  8. Sarah says:

    Love the back yoke!

  9. Sarah says:

    Yay, the skirt of my dreams! Thank-you, I’m buying it now!

  10. Great pattern, Jen! Congratulations!

  11. em says:

    Yay! This is great. Another lovely wardrobe staple 😀

  12. gingermakes says:

    Another FAB Grainline pattern! Can’t wait to make this!

  13. emily marie says:

    I totally want to do this in a plaid! Love its versatility and staple-ness.

  14. lsaspacey says:

    I can see this in corduroy and wool melton, also heavy-duty fleece. Love the details, thanks!

  15. Jacinta says:

    Wow looks great! Putting it on my list. 🙂

  16. Stephanie says:

    loooove it! the details are adorbs. it’s just what i want to wear with boots and sweaters this fall.

  17. Thanks so much everyone, I can’t wait to see some versions popping up!!

  18. Jane says:

    Yay I was hoping you would release this one at t=some stage- just in time for our summer

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  22. Kristina says:

    Hi Jen. Could you provide any details on the version shown in light blue with a sheer underneath it? It looks like it doesn’t have a front fly–is this right? Was the sheer just attached at the hem? It’s fantastic looking and I’d love to see more info if possible? Thanks!

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