This is a FREE sewing tutorial for the Simple Summer Skirt that comes in size 7.
The talented and generous designer, Stitched Together, also gives you directions on how to change up the measurements for both larger and smaller sizes so you are not just limited to size 7.
So you’ll get a skirt that works for both toddlers and older girls. It’s a skirt that has a great shape and a lovely amount of gathering.
Here is the formula Stitched Together used for the size 7 skirt. She thinks this would work well for sizes 5 and above, or if you want a lot of gathering on a smaller-sized skirt. Rectangle Width = Waist Measurement x 2. Rectangle Length = Measurement from belly button to just above the knee + 2 inches for the elastic casing and narrow hem.
For the size 7 skirt, the two rectangles were 42″ in width and 17″ in length.
The designer also made a skirt for a 2 1/2 year old. She didn’t want to use the same formula as above as it was likely the skirt would have been too gathered at the waist. However, if you want a lot of gathering, then you should use the formula above (Waist Measurement x 2).
For the size 2 skirt, the designer’s formula was:- Rectangle Width = Waist Measurement x 1.5. Rectangle Length = Measurement from belly button to just above the knee + 2 inches for the elastic casing and narrow hem.
For the size 2 skirt, this worked out to be 28.5″ in width and 14″ in length. If you’d like more gathering than this, just multiply the waist measurement by 1.75 or 2.
For sizes 3-5, the designer recommends you use the waist measurement x 1.75.
The designer wanted to reduce the bulk at the hips by creating an A-line shape. If you click on the link below you can follow the rest of her very informative sewing tutorial.
If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the purple button below. The designer also did another post on her website where she made three linen skirts, which you can read by clicking HERE.
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