Today I have a FREE skirt pattern to share with you!
I’ve compiled all the measurements for you so there’s no guesswork. This is a very easy project to alter to create a custom fit for your child but these measurements should work well for most children. I designed this to be made with just one cut of fabric using a 44″ bolt. If your bolt is 42″ wide and you’re doing a size 5 or larger just go with 42″ for your width and you’ll be just fine. If you like a really full skirt you can go ahead and use the the full bolt width in the smaller sizes. I used 3/4″ no-roll elastic.
Now let’s get started!
1. Sew the short ends of your skirt piece together. If you used the selvage edges you don’t even need to finish them. Just press the seam open so it’s laying nice and flat.
2. Fold the bottom edge of the skirt over 1/4″ and then another 1/2″ towards the wrong side of the skirt. Press flat and topstitch to hem. Fold the top edge over 1/4″ and then another 1″. Topstitch all the way around leaving a 1″ gap at your seam from step 1 to thread the elastic through.
4. Slip in a tag or loop of ribbon so it’s easy to identify the back and then topstitch the gap in your casing shut.
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