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HIP-HIP-HOORAY! Let's all cheer for this fun, versatile, easy-to-make style! Adorable little skirts and skorts are wardrobe staples for cheerleaders, tennis players, ice skaters, and brainy Ivy Leaguers alike. They are practical and comfortable enough for sports, but still cute and classy for school and socializing.
This skirt/skort design has a semi-fitted yoke that is lightly elasticized in the back. Skort options include shorts or bloomers. The skirt base can be pleated, flouncy, or gathered:
Pleated Skirt/Skort - features full knife pleats that give a look that is classic and refined, yet still fun and "twirly." The pleats are formed using a unique template that gives easy, consistent, perfectly sized pleats. For a cool, sporty look, go with light colors and fabrics. To make a traditional fall or winter kilt, use cozy warm fabrics in rich solids and plaids.
Flouncy Skirt/Skort - has a circular skirt that is perfect for twirling round and round on the ice or the dance floor. It is surprisingly easy to make, and is absolutely perfect for embellishing with applique or embroidery designs. The curved edges can be adorned with fun trims like rick-rack, pom-poms, eyelet, and even fun fur.
Gathered Skirt/Skort - perfect for parties, dances, and holiday gatherings. Ite can be made with one, two, or even three tiers of soft, beautiful ruffles. For formal attire, choose rich satins, sumptuous silks, and shimmery taffetas. For more casual, everyday playwear, go with soft, durable fabrics in fun prints.
This eBook contains detailed instructions and charts so you can make the skirt/skort in the perfect length to get just the look you are after. And, as always, tiny patterns are provided to make matching skirts and skorts for dollies.
Notions - thread, straight pins, 3/4" wide elastic for waistband (1/2" for dolly), 1/4" wide elastic for leg openings (Skorts with Bloomers only).
Fabric - 1-3 yards, depending on size, style, and options
*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a skirt. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
These are perfect for the playground!
Love these for school
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern. I have made about 6 of these for my daughter! She loves the dress, and I like the fact that I don't have to worry about finding bike shorts. The matching doll skirt is amazing too.
love the variety of options easy to follow directions
Have not made yet. However, I have six granddaughters (and another on the way) so I'm anxious to start some for back-to-school gifts for the fall. Great reviews-thanks for the encouragement to start. Gayla
PS I'm not sure how to rate since no sewing has been done yet, but for the look of the pattern (that is why I bought it) and the multiple sizes includes - along with great reviews of those who have used it, I'll rate it great.
perfect for uniforms and back to school
Granddaughters love them. They were every easy to make.
I love the pattern!
Love all the options. Great pattern
This is one of my "go to" patterns for skirts. I love it because it has the built in shorts, making it perfect for my granddaughter to wear to school. Saw the comments about how long the directions are, but that is a plus for me. The pictures are a great help in assembling the skirt, and once you figure out how to break the directions down for each skirt, they aren't quite so overwhelming.
The skort underneath is fabulous
Granddaughters love this pattern. Will make several dresses.
Love this pattern. Its easy to construct and great to have an easy skort pattern with multiple options. I have made many versions of this skirt or skort.
This skort is darling and went together so fast. I had it done in a morning. Thanks!
Great patterns. I have used the pleated skirt and made it out of blue jean material. Very cute. My daughters favorite skirt to wear on jean Friday's to school. She has to wear uniforms to school, and these skirts a perfect and modest.
I love each and every option, great insturctions and the finished product looks beautiful.
endless amounts of skirt possibilities. I made several different ones, and none came out wrong! All looked so professional and they all looked like different patterns, so this pattern is a GREAT investment. Plus, the inlcuded doll pattern means my daughter and her "daughter" can match :)
cute! Easy to follow instructions.
Great pattern! Very easy to follw - love it.
Wonderful pattern. Love her patterns - Carla makes me look like I am a professional! Thank you
great pattern easy to read will get more from this writer.
I love this pattern. It is well put together and easy to understand. I plan on making this skirt for my grandaughter to wear to school.
I made the flouncy skirt version with the attached shorts for my niece. This was her favorite item of clothing to wear for the entire summer, so I am planning to make her another one without the shorts so she can wear it through winter with her tights!
I'm a novice - this was maybe the 4th or 5th thing I've ever sewn and I found this pattern very easy to follow. I made all of my girls the flouncy skirt and made the dolly size as well. They turned out perfectly!
FINALLY, skorts that fit my daughters! The pattern looks long and intimidating, but it is so easy to follow, and it really makes quick work of a project. I have made at least 6 skorts, and I plan to let my daughters try their hands at sewing their own skirts (using this pattern) this summer.
I bought this pattern awhile ago, but lost interest in it when I saw how long the directions were. May give it another try when I have time to sit down to read through it.
Another fabulous CarlaC pattern! Thank you!
This is a wonderful pattern for a skirt or a skort. I have made both and they came together very quickly. This was my first Scientific Seamstress purchase and I have since purchased most of them. I highly recommend Carla's patterns.
Another fabulous CarlaC pattern! Thank you!
Everything is clearly written and explained. Fit is wonderful and I have made many sizes of this skirt.
LOVE! As always everything is explained so simply!
Super cute and easy pattern.
I am in love with this pattern. It fits all three of my girls and the optinos for different skirts are fabulous. More than worth the price I paid !
I bought this pattern a while back and feel it is the BEST sewing pattern investment I have ever made! I have made more than 18 skirts or skorts from this book for my daughter, neices and friends children. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing it, you'll be bery pleased :)
This is such a cute fun skirt to wear and make! I have made several of these in a few different options. Oh the options you have!
I LOVE this pattern! I'm very new to sewing - this is my 3rd project - and it was so easy! I started it in the afternoon and in between cooking dinner and putting the kids to bed, I still managed to finish late that evening! The pattern is so easy to follow and the finished look is so professional! Thanks for a great pattern that I will be using for years to come!
Can not believe how quick and easy this great looking skirt comes together. LOVE this pattern have made 2 of them already.
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