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Paneled Skirt Sewing Pattern for Girls.

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Paneled skirt sewing pattern for girls.
Scrappy skirt sewing pattern, which can be worked up easily.
This is a paneled skirt sewing pattern for little girls ranging from 2 to 10 years in size. You don’t have to be an experienced seamstress to make this adorable boutique style skirt. The sewing pattern is so detailed that even beginners can make it easier.
Easy skirt sewing tutorial for girls.
Free paneled skirt sewing pattern for girls
This skirt has alternating panels of two contrasting fabrics and is embellished with beautiful ruffles at the bottom. Choose 2 fabric prints of your choice and get going. This skirt can be paired with any plain top or T-shirt and this awesome skirt will still make the outfit standout. Make a boutique style skirt without the boutique price tag, using this paneled skirt sewing pattern!
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Materials Required
1) Printed cotton fabric in two contrasting colors for the skirt panels-requirement specified in the table below.
2) Printed cotton fabric for the ruffle and waistband-requirement specified in the table below.
3) 3/4 -inch elastic-requirement specified in the table below.
4) Sewing Notions.
*I suggest you read the entire pattern once before starting to get a general idea.All the fabrics used here are of 44/45 inches in width. The fabrics shown here are only for illustration purposes and as such may vary from the original. You will have to join ruffle pieces to get the required length of ruffles The seam allowance is ½-inch unless otherwise specified.
Finished Lengths
Ages Finished Lengths


2 8.75
3 9.5
4 11.5
5 12.5
6 14.5
7 15.5
8 16.5
9/10 17.5

Fabric Requirements


Ages Fabric for the

Skirt Panels


Fabric for the

Skirt Ruffle


Fabric for the



3/4 -inch Elastic



2 1/4 1/4 1/8 19
3 1/4 1/4 1/8 20
4 1/4 1/3 1/8 20.5
5 1/4 1/2 1/6 21.5
6 1/3 3/4 1/6 22.5
7 1/3 3/4 1/6 23
8 1/3 3/4 1/6 24
9/10 1/3 3/4 1/6 25



Ages Panels

Length x Width


Waist Band

Length x Width



Length x Width


2   6.5 x 6 41 x 3   41 x 3.75

(cut 2)

3      7 x 6.25 43 x 3   43 x 4

(cut 2)

4      8 x 6.5 22.5 x 3

(cut 2)

  44 x 5

(cut 2)

5   8.5 x 6.75 23.5 x 3

(cut 2)

  31 x 5.5

(cut 3)

6   9.5 x 7 24.5 x 3

(cut 2)

  33 x 6.5

(cut 3)

7    10 x 7.25 25.5 x 3

(cut 2)

34 x 7

(cut 3)

8 10.5 x 7.5 26.5 x 3

(cut 2)

35 x 7.5

(cut 3)

9/10    11 x 8 28.5 x 3

(cut 2)

38 x 8

(cut 3)

  • Note that you will have to cut 4 panels in each color fabric.


Cut the panels, waistband and ruffle pieces, according to the measurements in the table-3.

You will get your fabric pieces like the above.


Take each of the panels and zigzag the two longer edges to prevent fraying.  Repeat the steps for all the panels.



Take a one-panel piece of each color, keep them overlapping with their right sides together, lining up the edges and sew along the longer edge to join.



Next, place the third (contrasting) panel, above the second, with the right sides together, aligning the edges and sew to join once again.



Repeat the steps to get a long strip of fabric with alternating colors as shown above.



Press the seams flat.

Let’s do the ruffle. Take the required fabric pieces for the ruffle (*for higher ages, you will have to join fabric pieces to get the required length of the ruffle).



We need to hem the lower edge of the ruffle. For that, fold one of the long edges of the ruffle by 1/2-inch, towards the wrong side and press. Fold again by 1/2-inch and press once more. Sew down the hem along the edge of the fold.


Let’s gather the ruffle. 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- an inch away from the raw edge of the ruffle, leaving a long tail of thread, 6 to 7 inches long to pull and gather it.



Pull the loose thread gently to gather the ruffle. It will look like the picture above. Adjust the gathering to make it uniform and to match the lower edge of the skirt.



Keep the upper gathered edge of the ruffle along the lower edge of the skirt, with the right sides together and sew to join. Zigzag to prevent fraying



Turn over to the right side and top stitch along the seam line of the ruffle and skirt to give it a better finish.



Next, take the fabric piece for the waistband, (here again you might have to join fabric pieces to get the required length of the waistband)  fold it lengthwise in half and press.



Open it, fold one of the long edges by 3/8- inch towards the wrong side and press to set.



Keep the raw edge of the waistband along the upper edge of the skirt, with the right sides together and sew by a 3/8-inch seam allowance.



Turn over to the right side and top stitch along the seam line of the waistband and skirt to make it look neater.



Fold the waistband over to the wrong side, at the pressed fold and sew it shut along the pressed edge.



You will have your skirt done like this.



Next, take the elastic piece, referring to the table-2 above. Insert it into the waistband with a safety pin. Secure its ends by sewing back and forth a few times.



Fold over, lining up the side seams and with the right sides together.



Sew the skirt shut along the side seam.



Our skirt is done!

Find the webstory for the post here, Free Sewing Pattern for a Paneled Girl’s Skirt

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Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Friday 3rd of February 2012

Love this pattern. Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend! ~Kimberlee, The Spunky DivaPS- I don't mind that it is a pattern for sale.


Thursday 15th of December 2011

Our Seven Dwarfs sent me and I really like the holiday dress with shrug among other items! Thank you.Robin Branham

Sew Country Chick

Saturday 12th of November 2011

Your pattern is really cute! I have a little sewing and fabric craft linky party I'm starting tomorrow and I was wondering if you could be so kind to stop by and post it? Thanks so much!Sew Country Chick


Tuesday 8th of November 2011

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