The free pattern for December is nice and simple – none of us have time for complicated sewing this time of year! So here’s a simple free skirt pattern for a skirt with shaped seams front and back, flattering side panels and a nice comfy fit.
Make this skirt all in the one color for a classic knit straight skirt or use the seams to create a color block effect. Be more traditional with the solid or dark panels on the outside, or go crazy with print!
- Easy to sew
- Princess-style seams front and back
- Video tutorial
- Knit fabric for comfort and fit
- Sewn-in elastic waist
- Sizes 34-50 hip
- just 4 pages to print for the pattern – nice
- Works well with a ponte knit
Want more of a dramatic tapered look to the center panel and skirt?
The standard pattern design for this skirt just has a slight taper at the bottom, however if you want to create a tighter fit, and a more dramatic look, it’s easy to do that. Move in the bottom corner a little, say 1/2 an inch, then draw a straight line up from your mark about 12 inches until it blends in smoothly with the side seam. Remember that a 1/2 inch taper moves the bottom in 2 inches in total, 1/2 inch from each side, front and back.
Watch me sew this free skirt pattern
So there you are – easy and quick to sew and you can create a nice skirt for work or going out with the interesting vertical seams front and back. If you would like to give this skirt pattern a try, then click in the big orange box below to go over to Craftsy and download the free pattern. There isn’t a step by step photo guide for this one, because my camera was on the blink today so its video and a check-box set of text instructions only, but its so easy as you can see.
If you want just a regular straight skirt – try out the 30 minute skirt pattern which is very similar, made almost the same way but just as the regular side seams. If that one is 30 minutes, then this new skirt is only 35! Take your pick….