February 11, 2015

Joscelyn Tiered Skirt Free Pattern

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As part of the February Free for All at Frances Suzanne, I decided to release a free skirt pattern. I released this as a paid pattern last year, but decided that pattern design wasn't for me and pulled it. Now I've rewritten the instructions and made a few changes, and decided to offer it free. There are a few things that I had in the original pattern that this version doesn't have, like the pockets.


I made the knee length version, but there is also a maxi length version. I paired it here with the ruched legwarmers with some different colored flowers I shared a tutorial for a little while ago.


I made it with a combination of coordinating fabrics but there are so many ways you could spin this. I made a candy corn version for Halloween last year.


Here's the pattern. I would love to see any versions you make of this. You can post them to my facebook page, or share them on instagram using #joscelynskirt or tag @mamasayssewblog.


Materials Needed:
Fabric: Broadcloth, cotton blends, gingham, seersucker, or other similar weight fabric.
Also suitable for knits.
Notions: 1 inch no-roll elastic, thread


Yardage Requirements {for 45" width}. Yardage is given per tier, so that you can mix
and match your fabric choices.  Fabric requirements may be more or less, depending on the size of the bolt. If you use one or two fabrics instead of three, you will probably need less.

For Knee Length Option:

Tier A
Tier B
Tier C
6-9m
¼
¼
¼
12m
¼
¼
¼
18m
¼
¼
¼
2T
¼
¼
¼
3T
¼
1/3
1/3
4T
¼
1/3
1/3
5
¼
½
½
6
¼
½
½
7
¼
½
½
8
¼
½
½
10
1/3
½
½





For Maxi Length Option:

Tier A
Tier B
Tier C
6-9m
¼
¼
¼
12m
¼
¼
¼
18m
¼
1/3
1/3
2T
¼
1/3
1/3
3T
¼
½
½
4T
¼
½
½
5
1/3
½
½
6
1/3
5/8
5/8
7
1/3
5/8
5/8
8
1/3
5/8
5/8
10
½
5/8
5/8





Finished Dimensions: Knee Length Option
Measurements are given in inches.
Size
Waist
Length
6-9m
16 ¾
7
12m
17 ½
7 ½
18m
18 ¼
8 ¼
2T
19 ¼
9 ¾
3T
19 ¾
11 ¼
4T
20 ¼
12
5
21
15
6
21 ¼
16 ½
7
22 ¼
18
8
22 ¾
19 ½
10
23 ¾
20 ¼




Finished Dimensions: Maxi Length Option
Measurements are given in inches.
Note: Skirt is designed to hit mid-calf for sizes 6-9months through 4T. Skirt is designed
to hit at the ankle for sizes 5 though 10.


Size
Waist
Length
6-9m
16 ¾
8 ¼
12m
17 ½
9
18m
18 ¼
10 ½
2T
19 ¼
12 ¾
3T
19 ¾
14 ¼
4T
20 ¼
16 ½
5
21
21 ¾
6
21 ¼
24 ¾
7
22 ¼
26 ¼
8
22 ¾
27 ¾
10
23 ¾
29 ¼




Note: If you want to lengthen the skirt, divide the amount you want to lengthen it by 3,
and then add that number to each tier. For example, if I wanted the skirt 1 inch longer, I
would divide that by 3, so I would add 1/3 of an inch to each tier. Do the same thing if
you want it shorter.

Cutting Chart in Inches
Cut your tier pieces perpendicular to the fabric grain.
Cutting Chart: Knee Length Option
Cut 2 of each tier. You should have a total of six pieces per skirt.
All measurements are given in inches.

Tier A
Tier B
Tier C
6-9m
4 ¾ x 14 ¾
3 ¼ x 22
3 ¼ x 33
12m
4 ¾ x 15 ½
3 ½ x 23 ¼
3 ½ x 34 ¾
18m
5 x 16
3 ¾ x 24
3 ¾ x 36
2T
5 ½ x 16 ¾
4 ¼ x 25
4 ¼ x 37 ½
3T
6 x 17
4 ¾ x 25 ½
4 ¾ x 38 ¼
4T
6 ¼ x 17 ½
5 x 26 ¼
5 x 39 ¼
5
6 ¾ x 18
5 ½ x 27
5 ½ x 40 ½
6
7 ¾ x 18 ½
6 ½ x 27 ¾
6 ½ x 41 ½
7
8 ¼ x 19
7 x 28 ½
7 x 42 ¾
8
8 ¾ x 19 ½
7 ½ x 29 ¼
7 ½ x 43 ¾
10
9 x 20
7 ¾ x 30
7 ¾ x 45





Cutting Chart: Maxi Length Option
Cut 2 of each tier. You should have a total of six pieces per skirt.
All measurements are given in inches.



Tier A (cut 2)
Tier B (cut 2)
Tier C (cut 2)
6-9 months
5  x 14 ¾  
3 ¾  x 22
3 ¾ x 33
12 months
5 ¼  x 15 ½
4  x 23 ¼
4  x 34 ¾
18 months
5 ¾ x 16
4 ½  x 24
4 ½ x 36




2T
6 ½ x 16 ¾
5 ¼  x 25
5 ¼  x 37 ½
3T
7 x 17
5 ¾ x 25 ½
5 ¾  x 38 ¼
4T
7 ¾ x 17 ½
6 ½ x 26 ¼
6 ½ x 39 ¼
5
9 ½ x 18
8 ¼ x 27
8 ¼ x 40 ½
6
10 ½  x 18 ½
9 ¼ x 27 ¾
9 ¼ x 41 ½
7
11  x 19
9 ¾ x 28 ½
9 ¾  x 42 ¾
8
11 ½ x 19 ½
10 ¼ x 29 ¼
10 ¼ x 43 ¾
10
12 x 20
10 ¾  x  30
10 ¾  x 45

















Elastic Guide: Both Options
Note: Use as a guide only. For a more accurate fit, measure child’s waist, then cut a piece
of elastic 1 inch shorter than your measurement.



Size
Elastic inches
6-9 months
17 ¾ 
12 months
18 ½ 
18 months
19 ¼ 

2T
20 ¼ 
3T
20 ¾ 
4T
21 ¼ 
5
22 
6
22 ¼ 
7
23 ¼ 
8
23 ¾ 
10
24 ¾ 

Seam Allowances are ½ inch unless otherwise indicated.

To prevent fraying, finish all seams with a serger or zig zag stitch. It may be helpful to finish the individual tiers before sewing.

Sewing Instructions
Cut out your tiers-two of each tier

With right sides together, sew the side seams of each tier.

 Run two rows of gathering stitches along the top of the bottom tier, and gather to the width of the middle tier.

With right sides together match up the gathered edge of the third tier with the bottom of the middle tier. Stitch.

Run two rows of gathering stitches along the top of the second tier and gather to the width of the first tier. Sew the top tier to the bottom two tiers.

Turn right side out and press seams up toward the top of the skirt.

Topstitch above the seams on tiers one and two.

To form the casing, fold down the top 1/4 inch, then another 1 1/4 inch and stitch close to the first fold line, leaving an opening to insert the elastic.

Insert the elastic, then stitch together the ends of the elastic. Stitch the casing closed.

To hem, fold up 1/4 inch and press, then fold up another 1/4 inch and press. Hem close to the first fold.

Enjoy your new skirt!





11 comments:

Skirt Fixation said...

So very, very, very cute! We hope to make this skirt soon!

Terra Sews said...

I would love to see it!

Diana Hansen said...

Thanks so much! It's so cute!!

Anne said...

Pretty!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that links to your tutorial:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-joscelyn-tiered-skirt-for-little-girls/2015/02/12/
--Anne

Frances Suzanne said...

What a thorough post!! Thanks for creating a "FREE PATTERN" for our February "Free for All" series!!

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

I still like this skirt :)

Kerrie Erb said...

Emerson LOVES her skirt...the 2nd one and still wears it even though it's getting short LOL
It was the second one I made(the first one neither of us were thrilled with the material I chose even though it was cute)
The purple was a light weight gauze type of material. That was perfect!!

I was just thinking I needed to make her a new one!
I will have to check out the changes to the pattern, although I didn't have any issues with the old one :)

Cindy said...

Darling skirt! I love the tiers.:)

Kerrie Erb said...

Mere moments after I posted, E went and put on her other (first fabric) skirt Hahahaha! She is much too tall for it(that didn't matter though) so it will be modified now but yea...she loves this skirt!!!

Wen from What's Mummy Up To said...

I really love this pattern. I've posted about it on my blog, and linked back to you ... thanks for such a fun sew! whatsmummyupto.com

Cecilia Reyes said...

Thanks for the long and detail explanation. I want to do this for my big girl. But I am not sure how to calculated the material. You solve the question. Thanks a lot!!

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