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I wanted to make a little girls skirt pattern that looked like a neat zippered skirt from the front but that was also practical & would be wearable as our little girls grew.
As our kids grow so fast, an elastic back waist was the perfect way to achieve this, allowing for a skirt that our little girls can wear longer without complaining that the waist is cutting off their circulation (which I must admit can be very dramatic and very cute at the same time).
This girls skirt features a flat front waistband that looks just like a zipped skirt from the front and an elastic back waistband giving an easy fit, for longer.
There are 3 lengths you can choose from:
1) Mini Skirt that sits mid-thigh
2) Tea Skirt that sits around knee length
3) Midi Skirt that sits below the knee
And then there are 3 options for how much gather you'd like:
1) Lightly Gathered
2) Regular Gather
3) Very Gathered
And finally, there's the optional added extras:
1) Curved Pocket with bound edge
2) Straight Pocket with bound edge
3) Curved Plain Pocket
4) Straight Plain Pocket
5) Ruffle Hem
TECHNIQUES: Straight stitching, gathering, inserting elastic, binding (optional)
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by Kate McAuley
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Fashion)