Girls’ Skirt Measurements: A Handy Reference Chart

So many of you were pumped about the 20-minute skirt I included in my post detailing my tween girl sewing list that I put together a quick printable for cutting! The 20-minute skirt is a quick and easy dirndl style, which means the skirt itself is a giant rectangle with no shaping. That means no pattern pieces, no curved hemming, and just measurements to sew!

The sizing goes from 12m to 12 years, and the PDF is perfectly formatted to store on your tablet and keep next to you while cutting and sewing.

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Using the chart, select the length you’ll need to cut for the skirt. An allowance is included in the cutting length for the elastic at the waistband and the hem–if you use a different width of elastic or a different depth of hem, you’ll want to adjust these measurements. BE SURE that if you’re sewing the larger sizes, you note that you’ll need more than one panel of fabric–that means you’ll combine the width of one panel with another in order to give you more volume in the skirt. Bigger girls need that room to move!

I hope you love making this simple and quick skirt! We’ve got piles of them going for our girls, some that were made for my oldest and handed down and others that the girls have chosen fabric for themselves–because when they find a fabric they love, all of us can spare 20 minutes to turn it into a skirt they’ll adore, right?

Have fun sewing, y’all!

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  • Cherie
    September 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I can’t wait to make this skirt for my daughter. Oops! Now, I have to go to the fabric store and buy some fabric. Lol.

    • Deborah
      September 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Oh, hooray!! Can’t wait to see photos! 🙂

  • Annette, Sweden
    September 10, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Wow! This was great! Thank you so much.

    • Deborah
      September 10, 2014 at 9:32 am

      I’m happy to do it! Hope it’s useful for you!