Girls Flat Front Gathered Skirt

from Pattern Emporium

Girls Flat Front Gathered Skirt Pattern


PDF Digital Download

Have you made this pattern?
Share with the Craftsy community.

Sewing: Girls Flat Front Gathered Skirt
rollover image to zoom

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Read blog or news article about this pattern









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Straight stitching

Pattern Description:

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

SIZES: 2-10

TECHNIQUES: Straight stitching, gathering, inserting elastic, binding (optional)


I love seeing both new and experience sewers enjoy sewing and wearing clothes made from my patterns. I also know that not everyone can sew (I can, my sister can't). So, small home-based handmade business selling items on Facebook, ETSY or similar are welcome to sell products made from this pattern, but I do kindly ask that you reference Pattern Emporium somewhere in your product descriptions (for example "This skirt was made using a Pattern Emporium pattern").

Please note that E-book file sharing is illegal and hurts everyone involved. This pattern/tutorial is for single user ONLY. It is not to be reproduced or shared in any way. Additional parties wishing to use this pattern/tutorial must purchase their own.

Thank-you for understanding & thank you for ordering from Pattern Emporium!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Pattern makes from size 2 (2T / aged 2) to 10 (10 years old)


  • sewing machine
  • serger / overlocker (optional)
  • ruler
  • paper for pattern (use butchers paper, brown or white kraft paper or pattern paper)
  • sharp pencil
  • iron
  • cutting mat (optional)
  • rotary cutter (optional)
  • scissors
  • pins

You Will Also Need:

  • fabric (100% cotton is recommended)
  • thread to match
  • 1" (25mm) elastic
  • lightweight fusible interfacing

About Designer

About Designer

Pattern Emporium on

Pattern Emporium is an online PDF Pattern Business
by Kate McAuley
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Fashion)


Other popular patterns:

Flirty Skirty

Flirty Skirty

Icing Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern

Icing Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern

Free Women's Maxi Skirt Pattern 4-14

Free Women's Maxi Skirt Pattern 4-14