This adorable twirly skirt is just perfect for any occasion. The Topsy Twirly Skirt is easy to make and will surely delight any little girl.
This gorgeous flared skirt can be made in at least three different versions as shown in the sewing tutorial. The bunny appliqué and straps are optional. Older girls will prefer just the plain skirt. It is possible to add many different types of trim; the tutorial shows how to make and add a contrast bias binding to the hem.
The pattern comes as a four-paneled skirt with a pull-on elastic waist, so no zip is required. The straps require two buttonholes, while the finished length of the skirt is just above the knee. The shape is full and flared at the hem and gently gathered at the waist by the elastic waistband. You can mix and match the fabrics and trims to create your own unique and charming little skirt.
The designer rates her project as suitable for a beginner sewer with some sewing experience. In its basic form, the skirt is very easy and quick to sew. The appliqué is simple and easy to make, you just need to follow the instructions closely. The bias binding is optional; a simple top stitched hem can be used if preferred.
When choosing your fabric the designer says that a wide variety of light to medium weight fabrics are suitable e.g. poplin, homespun, lightweight drill or denim, pin-whale corduroy, minimal stretch knit fabrics can also be used.
The Topsy Twirly Skirt sewing pattern comes in girl sizes 1 to 12 years. The ten sizes are as follows:-
The designer, Felicity Patterns, says we should always check the size chart to select the best pattern size to use. Height and waist measurements are the best guide. The elastic waist gives flexibility to the sizing.
This is a pdf sewing pattern. The pattern file includes a very detailed sewing tutorial with step by step photos. The computer made digital pattern comes as a color-coded, full-size range nest with seam allowances included.
To print, you need an ordinary desktop printer. The pattern prints on A4 [210mm by 297mm] or 8.1/4” by 11.5/8” plain paper. If you are in the USA you can use Letter size paper but the page border will be narrower on the length or you can use Legal size paper. Instructions for printing and assembling the pattern are included. All seam allowances and cutting instructions are marked on the pattern pieces.
If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.