Danube Jean Skirt Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(5 customer reviews)


The Danube Jean Skirt is a classic five-pocket jean-style skirt. The casual skirt has a slim fit and side slits that make you feel extra sexy. The waistband sits at your natural waist, so you can wear it all day long and feel super comfortable. Of course you can also make it in other bottom weight fabric! In fact, make several because the Danube Jean Skirt doesn’t go out of style, ever!

Danube Jean Skirt Features:

  • Slim fit straight skirt
  • Side slits for walking ease and style
  • Straight waistband that sits at natural waist
  • Classic five pockets and fly-front zipper
  • Back yokes for back shaping
  • Optional rivets for reinforcement and as decoration
  • Optional belt loops

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Danube Jean Skirt pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Number of pattern pages: 19

Number of instruction pages: 21

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Size Chart

Danube Jean Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern Body and Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  2. Compare your hip circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your hip. If you are between sizes, choose the bigger size. Because the skirt sits at the waist and has a slim fit, it is important that you measure your hip circumference correctly. If you have a protruding tummy, please refer to this article about how to accurately measure your hip: itch-to-stitch.com/hip.
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the waist and hip. See instructions for details.
  4. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the skirt. See instructions for details.

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabric that has similar weight and drape as your final garment fabric.


Primary Fabric Use a non-stretch denim, twill, corduroy or other bottom weight fabric.

Lining Use a lightweight woven fabric without stretch. Lining fabric is for pockets.

Other Materials

  • Topstitching thread
  • One (1) 6" (15 cm) or longer metal or jeans zipper
  • One (1) jeans button
  • Ten (10) rivets (optional)

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.


Danube Jean Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Danube Jean Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

5 reviews for Danube Jean Skirt Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Beatrice (verified owner)

    I did not love it. I found the pocket insertions very confusing. If I had not had the resource off the video from “Lifting Pins and Needles” and a bit of trial and error I would have wadded and moved on. I thought the fly front zipper installation instructions to be very easy to understand however.

    I opted to close the side vents as they seemed to sort of stand open awkwardly in all the pics I saw. I didn’t like that look.

    I also had trouble determining where the notches were supposed to be. I think that is because there were so many lines and dashes and so forth in such close proximity that it just made it hard to tell what was a line and what was a notch.

    I doubt I will make this again as it but I might use the pockets pattern (now that I know how to install them) and just put them onto a “Tand T” straight skirt pattern already in my stash. I will also probably use the fly front technique in the future.

  2. Catherine (verified owner)

    Gorgeous skirt, fits like a glove, figure enhancing

  3. (verified owner)

    Great basic skirt

  4. Rosa (verified owner)

    The pattern is easy to follow and well explained, it’s the first time I sew a Jean skirt. I’ve made two, one exactly following the instructions and another with a curved waistband, which I think fits me better.
    I really enjoyed sewing them!

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I was a little bit afraid first, because of the sway back I have. But the skirt became out beautiful. I love it.

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