The 4th of July is coming right up and today I have a FREE skort pattern to share with you!
And don’t worry this is a quick and easy project! While it may look time-intensive the secret is all in the fabric 🙂 I used a holiday banner panel to get a fun pieced looked without all the work. But you don’t have to let anyone know your little secret…
And while we’re talking about secrets I’ll let you in on one more 🙂 The Ribbon Retreat now carries korker ribbons! Yup…that’s right! All curled up, bundled into darling color combinations and ready to go. I used one pack of red, white, and blue and it was the perfect amount of ribbon to make 2 BIG bows! I cut each strand into five 3″ chunks and then used this tutorial to assemble them.
Let’s make a skort! All of my supplies were generously provided by The Ribbon Retreat
FREE Skort Pattern Step 1: Grab your Supplies. The secret to this super easy skort is in the fabric. You only need half so if you have 2 little girls to sew for you’ll be all set with just one panel 🙂 Or if you like extra full skirts you could use the entire panel. You can use any fabric you like the panel gives it a fun pieced look. If you’re using another print you’ll need 1/3 yard. The shorts and waistband can be made from a knit or woven. A 1/2 yard cut will be plenty.
FREE Skort Pattern Step 2: Download Your Free Pattern for Newsletter of Facebook Group Subscribers
The pattern is free when you Subscribe to our Newsletter or join our Facebook Group! . (Pattern Coupon Code is found in New Subscriber E-mail and/or first post in Facebook Group). The pattern is available for sizes 2t-4t as that’s what works best with the fabric panel. If you are using knit for the shorts you may want to go down one size for the shorts for a bit slimmer fit. The pattern will print out on 3 pages. Tape it together along the dashed lines as shown in the diagram. Cut out 1 left and 1 right shorts piece. If you just want to make a skirt you can just leave the shorts portion out. On your pattern piece you’ll also find the dimensions for the skirt and waistband and a recommended elastic length. Use a 1/2″ seam allowance unless otherwise noted.
FREE Skort Pattern Step 5: Fold the bottom edge of the shorts up 1/2″ and hem. If you are using knits you’ll want to hem with a zig-zag stitch or double needle so the seams will have some stretch. If you are using a woven you’ll want to finish the top edge by turning it under 1/4″ or finishing with a serger so it doesn’t fray.
FREE Skort Pattern Step 6: With RST sew the short ends of the waistband together.
FREE Skort Pattern Step 7: With RST sew the skirt piece together along the selvage edges. I ended up using a 3/4″ seam allowance for this step which resulted in the print lining up perfectly in back so pay attention to your dots and adjust your seam allowance accordingly 🙂 Press this seam open.
FREE Skort Pattern Step 10: Slide the shorts inside the skirt and baste the top edges together. Make sure the center back seam (the side with the higher rise) of the shorts is aligned with your skirt seam.
FREE Skort Pattern Step 12: Bring the waistband up and then back down inside the skort so it’s covering the seam allowance. Tuck the raw edge in 1/4″ and topstitch in place along the bottom edge leaving a 1″ gap in back for the elastic.
If you enjoyed this skort pattern, then you might also enjoy some of these posts: