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.
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and pattern for making an item. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
SharlaB - April 29th, 2013
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.
litteken, amber - February 24th, 2013
I love each and every option, great insturctions and the finished product looks beautiful.
Brown, Michelle - February 24th, 2013
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 :)
West, Mickie - December 14th, 2012
cute! Easy to follow instructions.
MizWasy - November 23rd, 2012
Great pattern! Very easy to follw - love it.
cook, sandi - October 17th, 2012
Wonderful pattern. Love her patterns - Carla makes me look like I am a professional! Thank you
gruebel, gwen - September 13th, 2012
great pattern easy to read will get more from this writer.
Law, Debra - August 23rd, 2012
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.
A, Wendy - July 19th, 2012
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! Definitely recommend!!
Sinclair, Rebecca - June 25th, 2012
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!
Boyd, Natalie - June 19th, 2012
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.
Gannon, Amy - March 26th, 2012
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.
thornbrugh, christy - March 23rd, 2012
Another fabulous CarlaC pattern! Thank you!
PurpleEars - March 16th, 2012
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.
Ramos, Marsha - March 7th, 2012
Another fabulous CarlaC pattern! Thank you!
Kristy'sCraftyCloset - January 19th, 2012
Everything is clearly written and explained. Fit is wonderful and I have made many sizes of this skirt.
troy, marlo - January 17th, 2012
LOVE! As always everything is explained so simply!
seaman, teresa - January 12th, 2012
smith, paula - January 9th, 2012
Super cute and easy pattern.
5treasures - January 4th, 2012
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 !
Tammy P. - August 1st, 2001
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 :)
marlo troy - August 1st, 2001
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!
Rebecca Sinclair - August 1st, 2001
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!
Tina Brown - August 1st, 2001
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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