FREE Unexpected Flounce Skirt Sewing Pattern

This knee-length skirt pattern is available for 1-10-year-old girls.

I didn’t plan this pattern at all! It just happened 🙂 I’m glad it did, isn’t it cute? Choose your fabric wisely here. For flounces go for something a bit stiff, without much drape. My skirt is made out of cotton poplin.
It’s a really simple skirt. The most difficult part is hemming the flounces.

Sizing: If you’re not sure which size to choose, check the measurements charts

Scroll to the bottom of the post to download the pattern, it’s available in A0 and A4 formats (works also with letter format). You can turn off the layers in Adobe Acrobat and print just the one you want

Start with printing the first page and make sure the test box is 5 x 5 cm.
You can try printing on different paper formats but always select printing to 100%. Let me know if you have any issues.

Always try to make a toile before cutting through your favourite fabric.

Pattern assembly (A4):

I Already removed pages 4,8,12 & 16 from the file

Seam allowances:
1cm (3/8 inches) seam allowances are included. The hemming allowance is also 1cm. You can’t see the inner seam lines as it would be hard to see where to cut but I promise, they’re there.

Recommended fabrics:
Cotton poplin, polycotton, or similar fabric

Extras: 2cm elastic. If you want to use a different size you’ll have to move your folding line on the pattern or cut the skirt a bit longer.

Fabric requirements:
Length: approx 1-1.5m of fabric depending on size and width of the fabric.

Skirt x2 for back and front
Flounce 2x full length and 2x 3cm shorter flounce

Instructions (this is my preferred method, you can do it differently):

Cut all the pieces and with right sides facing sew them together 1cm from the edge and finish with a zigzag or overlocker. In the picture, you can see I’ve done it for one side but the other side also needs sewing.

Join both flounces with a tacking stitch. It will help you to attach them to the skirt.

Sew flounces and skirt together 1cm from the edge.

Clip curves (flounces only) and zigzag or overlock over the raw edges. I clipped every 5cm, you might have to do more.

Hem the flounces. This is the most difficult operation here. We’re hemming curved edges, if you find it difficult have a look on YouTube, some creators made great tutorials that would help you with this. Or you can use narrow bias binding.

Fold the top of the skirt along the line on the pattern to create a casing and fold an additional 1cm for seam allowance. Stitch close to the edge but leave 2-3cm for inserting elastic.

Feed the elastic through and stitch the end edges together. I usually make it 2-3cm shorter than the waistline. Stitch the gap and you’re done!


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