Monday, February 16, 2015

Free Flutter Skirt Pattern

  I've been working on something fun for about a month now... a free little girls' skirt pattern!
Ashley and Emily from FrancesSuzanne asked me if I'd like to contribute to this month's Flip This Pattern. This month, instead of one pattern that everyone alters, each participant sews up something using any free pattern... if you've done so this year, you can link yours here for an opportunity to win a prize. =)

  Anyway, I've had this skirt idea in my head for about 6 months now, and though I've decided I'm not skilled enough at drafting to make patterns to sell just yet, this one was just simple enough to make and offer as a freebie.

   I've made it in sizes 3-12, though I've only sewn size 6.

  This is a long, reversible, half-circle skirt, with a scalloped hem and elastic waist.

  I've put each size into a separate layer so you can print only the sizes you want. The instructions are in a separate file, but they are also printable.

  The waistband is a separate piece, which adds a bit of fun contrast if you decide to make it in a different fabric than the main skirt.

  Because of the length and elastic waistband, if you are in doubt as to which size to make, I recommend sizing down.

  Wouldn't this be pretty in formal fabrics?

  My version is made from a pretty floral sheet I picked up somewhere (I think at a yard-sale) and plain grey quilting cotton.

  Needless to say, Booper loves it. Gaiw has been asking me to make her one too, so I guess I'll be testing out the size 3 soon. =)

  The pattern is available for download HERE. No hoops to jump through, just download and enjoy. =) If you want to link to the pattern, please link to this post, and not the actual file. Please do not copy or distribute the pattern.

  And! Don't forget to check out the rest of today's contributors at FrancesSuzanne! There have been quite a lot of lovely free patterns linked up so far. =)

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the free pattern! =)

20 comments:

  1. That's such a pretty skirt! I'm going to have to make one for my oldest. She loooooves maxi skirts and dresses.

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    1. Thank you! I hope it works out well for you! =)

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  2. Charity, you are amazing! And so generous with this free pattern..we love it!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to see it if you get a chance to make it. =)

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  3. Oh my goodness that hem!!! I love the scallops!!!!!! Seriously, people I know need to stop with the boys and give me a girl to sew for :)

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    1. Aren't scallops just about the best thing ever?! Haha, I'm sure there will be a girl to sew for eventually. ;-)

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  4. My girl going to love this. She was asking me for long skirt for age. Thank you for sharing this pretty.

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    1. You are welcome! I hope she is happy with her skirt. =)

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  5. Wow! Beautiful skirt! Thank you for the pattern, my granddaughters will love it!

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  6. It's very sweet and would make a lovely formal wear skirt for a piano recital or choral concert. I have it bookmarked for down the road!;)

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    1. Thank you! =) Ooh, with a little matching jacket... that would be darling. =)

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  7. Way to be an overachiever with such a lovely creation!!! I bet you'll be seeing some more of these beauties sewn sooner than later. So glad it was a HIT with your child....and that you've been commissioned to make another for sister :). A sure way to know the success of a garment!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope I do! And if not, my daughters will run the gamut of these sizes before too long. =)
      Yes! If the child likes it, it's a win! =)

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  8. This is perfect timing my daughter (5) just requested a scalloped hem dress- I think I can modify your skirt pattern to fit our needs. Her actual request was "what if you go up and down with your scissors at the bottom?"-- hmm, what!? After some further questioning I realized what she meant (was really hoping she didn't mean fringe!). Thanks- can't wait to give it a try!! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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    1. Kids have really fun ways of explaining things, don't they? =) Also, that's a great idea! I want to try making a dress with it now too. =) Thank you!

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  9. It is a gorgeous skirt. I love scalloped skirts! Being such a twirly skirt of course your little model loves it :)

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    1. Thank you! I love scallops too. =) Such a pretty detail. Absolutely! They change clothes 2 or 3 times a day in search of something twirly enough. =)

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  10. Hi, i cant seem to download this pattern. my girls would all love this skirt. x

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    1. Oh no, I'm sorry it's not working for you! Are you using a computer or a mobile device? It doesn't work properly on mobile devices, and I'm not tech-savvy enough to figure out why. I can download it just fine on my computer, I just have to click the white arrow in the upper-right of the Google Drive page. Maybe an internet search with mention of your operating system and internet browser will help you figure out what's going on with it.

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