Easy Peasy Summer Skirt (Free Sewing Pattern), 2 to 10 Years

Easy Peasy Skirt Sewing Pattern

As the name suggests this is an easy skirt pattern, suited for all levels of expertise. Quick to work up and ultra girly, this skirt could be made in under half an hour. It is a perfect mix of two different fabric prints and has an elastic waist for a comfy fit. This sewing pattern will tell you how to make it for girls 2 to 10 Years of age. Experiment with different colors and prints to make it your own. Pair it with a Peasant top or a T-shirt. Make as many as you want for a vibrant summer wardrobe. If you make this skirt, don’t forget to share the picture on my facebook page. I would love to see your version of it. So grab your sewing notions and join me as I walk you through every step of this Blissful Sewing project!

Easy Peasy Skirt Sewing Pattern

Materials.

Fabric for skirt body- requirement specified in the table below.

Fabric for ruffles and waist band-requirement specified in the table below.

One-inch elastic- requirement specified in the table below

Fabric Requirements:

Ages Fabric for Skirt Body

(Yards)

Fabric for Waist Band and Ruffles

(Yards)

Elastic

(inches)

2 Years 1/4 1/4 19
3 Years 1/4 1/4 20
4 Years 1/4 1/2 20.5
5 Years 1/4 1/2 21
6 Years 1/4 1/2 21.5
7 Years 3/4 3/4 22
8 Years 3/4 3/4 22.5
9 Years 3/4 3/4 23
10 Years 3/4 3/4 23.5

 

Measurements:

 

Ages Skirt Piece

Length x Width

(inches)

Ruffle Piece

Length x Width

(inches)

Waist Band Piece

Length x Width

(inches)

2 Years 40 x 5 80 x 4 40 x 3
3 Years 42 x 5.5 84 x 4.5 42 x 3
4 Years 43 x 6 86 x 5 43 x 3
5 Years 44 x 6.5 88 x 5.5 44 x 3
6 Years 45 x 7 90 x 6 45 x 3
7 Years 46 x 7.5 92 x 6.5 46 x 3
8 Years 47 x 8 94 x 7 47 x 3
9 Years 48 x 8.5 96 x 7.5 48 x 3
10 Years 49 x 9 98 x 8 49 x 3

*You will have to join pieces to get the required length of the ruffle. So, cut multiple strips to get the length specified.

You will get your pieces as shown below.

You will get your pieces as shown below.

*Seam Allowance is 1/2 inch everywhere unless specified otherwise.

Sewing:

Let’s do the ruffle first.

Join the ruffle pieces to get one long strip and press the seam flat as shown above.

Fold the lower raw edge of the ruffle piece by 3/8-inch, towards the wrong side and press. Fold again by ½ -inch and press once more. Hem the edge.

Turn the upper thread tension of your machine to zero and the stitch length to the longest, to get a basting stitch.

Sew a basting stitch  3/8 inches away from the upper edge of the ruffle piece.

Pull the loose thread and gather the ruffle. Adjust the gathering to make it uniform and to match it with the lower edge of the skirt body.

You will get your ruffles like the above picture.

You will get your ruffle like the above picture.

Turn the machine settings back to normal.

Now line up the upper edge of the ruffles along the lower edge of the red floral fabric with the right sides together and sew.

Next, line up the upper edge of the ruffle along the lower edge of the skirt body, with the right sides together and pin. Sew the ruffle to the skirt body.

Turn over to the right side and topstitch along the seam line of the skirt and ruffles to give it a neater look.

Turn over to the right side and topstitch along the seam line of the skirt and ruffle to give it a neater look.

Let’s move on to the waistband.

Take the waistband piece, fold it into half lengthwise and press.

Open it and fold one of the raw edges inside by 3/8-inch and press again.

Open it and fold one of the raw edges inside by 3/8-inch and press again.

Sew down the smaller fold.

Sew down the smaller fold.

Now keep the raw edge of the waist band along the upper edge of the red floral fabric and sew along a straight line using a 3/8 inch seam to secure the waist band. We will be finishing the waist band later to insert the elastic.

Keep the raw edge of the waistband along the upper edge of the skirt, with the right sides together and sew in a straight line, leaving a 3/8 inch seam. We will be finishing the waistband later to insert the elastic.

Now fold the skirt matching the side seams and sew it shut by leaving a ½-inch seam allowance.

Fold the skirt over, with the right sides together,  matching the side seams and sew it shut along the side seam.

Next, we need to complete the waistband. The waistband has been half-done earlier. Fold it over to the wrong side of the skirt, along the pressed fold and topstitch along the finished edge, leaving a 2-inch gap to insert the elastic as shown below.

Now insert the elastic through the gap as shown above.

Insert the elastic through the gap, using a safety pin.

Join the two ends of the elastic by keeping it overlapping and topstitching a few times back and forth.

Sew the opening in the waistband shut.

Our skirt is done and it was so easy!

Our skirt is done and it was so easy!

 

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19 Comments

  1. August 12, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    Such pretty fabric in this skirt! Thanks for sharing the pattern on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  2. January 25, 2012 / 11:43 pm

    Thank you for the pattern i love this skirt.

  3. Thank you for this pattern for my almost 2 year old great granddau. I too have been sewing my life long-I was 12 when I learned on a treadle machine. I made all my skirts for school. It was fun and easy, then I made my babies outfits and then clothing as they got older. I also sewed for all the grand kids and I used the patterns in my head. Now I make 11 1/2 inch doll clothes for the male and female dolls. I love what God showed me I could do.

  4. Anonymous
    June 2, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    Thanks for the pattern, I will post pics after i'm done 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    July 13, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    Tq:)

  6. March 8, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    I love this pattern I think I'll do one with the fabrics leftovers from the spring dress remix… (Pinned)
    tx for sharing 🙂
    MammaNene from
    SergerPepper.blogspot.it

  7. June 5, 2013 / 9:00 am

    Really, really pretty! My daughter would love a skirt like this. I think this will have to be my next project! Visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff….

    Planting Daffodils

  8. July 10, 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Thankyou so much for this pattern, it was very easy to follow and simple to make. I made one for my daughter who is 10 months and its gorgeous 🙂

  9. July 11, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    Thank you for the free pattern!!

  10. March 26, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    Hello, cute little skirt. I made one for my daughter, but the measurements for the waistband don't work for 1 inch elastic following your directions with folding and hemming one side. You either need to use 4 inches or smaller elastic. Will for the next one.

    • March 30, 2014 / 6:29 pm

      Kindly let me know the size you made so that I can clarify your question. You may contact me via contact me form.

  11. October 24, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    I am very concerned with the finished length of this skirt. I am making a size 3. I take into consideration that the waist band is folded in half so it's really only 1-1/2", then add to that the 5.5" for the middle, and 4.5" for the ruffle, that gives me 11.5". Then I start taking out seams and hems, and I end up with an 8.5" skirt. That is VERY short for a three year old. Can you help me?

  12. October 28, 2014 / 4:46 pm

    This is a short skirt pattern and is supposed to hit above the knee. if you would require the skirt to be longer, you may increase the widths of the skirt body and ruffle by 1" each 🙂

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