Perfectly Preppy Skorts and Shorts

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Perfectly Preppy Skorts and Shorts Pattern


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Pattern Details

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Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Straight stitch
  • Gather (ruffled option only)

Pattern Description:

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.


  • Fabric - 1-3 yards, depending on size, style, and options

You Will Also Need:

  • 3/4" wide elastic for waistband (1/2" for dolly), 1/4" wide elastic for leg openings (Skorts with Bloomers only).

About Designer

About Designer

CarlaC on

Molecular biologist turned patternmaker - that is me, CarlaC. I'm mama to a sweet little boy named Louie and wife to an amazing chef named Delmar. I spend my days doing interesting experiments with beautiful fabrics. My life is my lab!!!

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