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7 FREE Skirt Patterns for Little Ladies

Each year, when the days become longer and the sun hotter, I find myself looking some new skirt patterns to sew for my little girl. And it’s even better if they’re free, like these ones!

7 fabulous & free girl’s skirt patterns — choose your favorite!

Serger Pepper 4 Bluprint - 8 girl skirt FREE patterns -flat front gathered skirt

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1. Gathered Skirt with Flat-Front Waistband

While I love gathered skirts, I just don’t like skirts that are fully gathered all around, with added fullness at the front waist. This free pattern for girls is wisely designed to have a flat front waistband portion and a back elastic portion.

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Serger Pepper 4 Bluprint - 8 girl skirt FREE patterns - reversible paperbag skirt

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2. Reversible Paper Bag Skirt

The so-called “paper bag” skirt is high waisted, tightened down at the waist like a paper bag. This is perfect for adding fullness to mini skirts. And as a bonus: It’s totally reversible! You can double the fun (and the number of skirts in your closet) by using a different fabric for each side. 

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Serger Pepper 4 Bluprint - 8 girl skirt FREE patterns - skirt and shorts

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3. Playground Skirt

I don’t know about your girls, but my daughter wants to wear a skirt and she wants to climb, do cartwheels and refuses to politely sit down. Here’s the solution: add a pair of shorts underneath her skirts so you and your daughter will both be satisfied.

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Serger Pepper 4 Bluprint - 8 girl skirt FREE patterns - apron skirt

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4. Aivilo Apron Skirt

Little girls always have something to carry around and, if their skirt has no pockets, you know where all those little treasures end up: in mom’s bag!  Give her skirt an apron-style pocket for something a little different.

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Serger Pepper 4 Bluprint - 8 girl skirt FREE patterns - maxi skirt

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5. Free Girls Maxi Skirt Pattern

This maxi skirt pattern comes with a matching pattern for women, in a wide range of sizes, so you can create that oh-so adorable “mommy and me” style. The A-line skirt, sewn in knit fabric, will come together in a flash.

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Serger Pepper 4 Bluprint - 8 girl skirt FREE patterns - ruffled arch skirt

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6. Ruffled Arch Skirt

From the front, this skirt might look like a plain, A-line mini skirt. But when you look at the back side — wow, that’s one special skirt! There’s a ruffled party going on back there. Showcase your colorful fabric scraps in that portion, your girl will love this skirt.

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Serger Pepper 4 Bluprint - 8 girl skirt FREE patterns - tiered skirt

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7. Tiered Skirt

One of the easiest styles of skirts to sew is the tiered skirt. I love that you can easily add color blocking just by using different fabrics for each tier. Add or reduce fullness with extra gathering. Bonus: As your girl grows taller, just add another tier to get more use.

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Serger Pepper 4 Bluprint - How to sew a Circle Skirt Tutorial- worn3

Let me add just one more style of skirt to this list: the circle skirt! This is my favorite, due to the twirling factor and because it’s a really quick and easy sewing. If you want to sew it in ANY size, please refer to this tutorial!

One Comment

Vivian Black

I like how you manage to make a foolproof plan to compensate for your little girl’s desire to wear a skirt while out playing in the park. That is quite timely as I am trying to sew a summer skirt for my twins for them to wear in the summer. I’ll be sure to follow your advice and add some shorts in there while making it cute with a lot of summer patterns. Hopefully, I could find a great guide soon to help me come up with a creative idea. Thanks!

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