Swingset Skirt

   
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Description

This simple, fully-lined skirt features two elastic casings and a drawstring that ties at one side. The flared shape will have girls of all ages twirling happily.

Skills Used

Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: curved seams, gathering, and lining.

Suggested Fabrics

Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like cotton broadcloth, batiste, calico, lawn, linen, lightweight denim, chambray, seersucker, and voile.

Notions

Coordinating thread, featherweight fusible interfacing, and one package of 1/4" elastic. Optional: 1 1/2 yards of 1/4" ribbon or twill tape for drawstring.

Fabric Guide

SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
Skirt, 44" Fabric 3/4
yard
3/4
yard
1
yard
1
yard
1
yard
1
yard
Lining, 44" Fabric 3/4
yard
3/4
yard
3/4
yard
3/4
yard
1
yard
1
yard
Skirt, 58" Fabric 1/2
yard
1/2
yard
1/2
yard
1/2
yard
3/4
yard
1
yard
Lining, 58" Fabric 1/2
yard
1/2
yard
1/2
yard
1/2
yard
1/2
yard
1
yard

 

SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12 14
Skirt, 44" Fabric 1
yard
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/2
yards
Lining, 44" Fabric 1
yard
1
yard
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
Skirt, 58" Fabric 1
yard
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/2
yards
Lining, 58" Fabric 1
yard
1
yard
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards
1 1/4
yards

 

Finished Measurements

  6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
Waist, Fully Extended * 24 1/2" 25 1/2" 26 1/2" 28" 29" 30"
Skirt Length 8" 8 1/2" 9" 9 3/4" 10 1/2" 11 1/4"

 

  5 6 7 8 10 12 14
Waist, Fully Extended * 31" 32" 34" 35" 37" 38" 39"
Skirt Length 12" 12 3/4" 13 1/2" 14 1/4" 15" 15 3/4" 16 1/2"

* Before elastic