twirly skirty pattern


Wahoooo it’s here…
My rotary cutter twirly skirt pattern is finally available!!!

It’s been a bit of a long time in the talking about, but never mind it’s here now and I’m thrilled with how well it has come together!

IMG_1206Here is the description from Craftsy:

Make a super easy and effective twirly skirt that your child is sure to love!
This skirt pattern ticks all my favourite boxes – it is fast, easy, affordable but SO effective!
With 3 different style options available there is something for everyone… Make is simple, make it contrasting or make it lacy. You decide!

This pattern has no pesky pattern pieces to print, rather it is designed for use with a rotary cutter, ruler and mat. Super quick and easy and designed with the quilter in mind. However, if rotary cutting isn’t your thing then don’t let that put you off – it can also VERY easily be cut out using a ruler and fabric scissors. Too easy!

Whether you make it from lighter fabrics for Summer or heavier fabrics for Winter, this versatile pattern will be sure to get lots of wear all year around.

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My pattern testers have been busy beavers over the past week (they are legends!) so lets take a look at what their samples they have made for you this time…

First up is Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap…

From memory I think Rhonda’s grand daughter was only a few weeks old when I first talked about releasing this pattern and Rhonda *begged* me to pattern test it. Ahem I think Callee is 2 now, but hopefully Rhonda’s wait was worth it. Although the photos are not big you can tell her version of the skirt is really cute! Rhonda used a light corduroy since it’s going into winter there…

Rhonda made Style A – with a coordinating fabric panel.

Rhondas version 1

Rhonda says:

“This pattern is not only simple for a beginner to stitch up but perfect for an experienced sewist to use as a last minute gift or to teach a first time sewist.  Additionally, the finished skirt is sure to please.”


Next up is Niki from Rooner Ranching…

Niki also used a fine corduroy to make her version. Perfect for wearing over leggings with boots. Purple and pink, what more could a 5 year old girl want! Niki made Style A – with a coordinating fabric panel.

Nikis verion 1

Niki says:

“I had a blast making the Twirl Skirt because it was a nice change from sewing intricate designs with paper pattern pieces. The instructions were really well-written and explain the steps so perfectly that even a beginner could successfully make a fabulous skirt using it. “

My good friend Karen from Sew Peachy also made a version…

How cute is Miss Anna modelling her new twirly skirt! Love her gorgeous big grin! A new skirt would make me grin like that too. Especially in such bright cheerful fabric. Karen made Style B with just the 1 fabric.

Karen's version 1

Karen says:

“I love, love, loved the pattern & I only got to make one so far. What I loved most about it was the ease of just measuring the inches & rotary cutting it out. No curves! Also it went together so quickly, you can definitely do it in less than 45min. I will definitely recommend it to friends as a simple, fast & cute skirt pattern! Love the way it fit Anna & I’m looking forward to making her a few more!”

Lastly Alison von Bibra tested the pattern for me…

Alison resides in Australia so she made her version in nice light summery fabrics.
First up Alison made Style B – with just the one fabric…

Alisons version 2

But loved the pattern so much she quickly whipped up a version of Style B as well…

Alisons version 1

So fresh, bright and colourful! Thank you Alison, I love your enthusiasm.

Alison says:

“I was given the opportunity to test Kat’s pattern. I’m so glad I did. I turned out two skirts in record time. Each use very little fabric, and provide little girls with lots of choices. Swishy summer skirt or pop of colour over winter tights.”

A huge thank you to all of my pattern testers! Didn’t they do a really fabulous job?

I have made this pattern myself what feels like hundreds of times. It is definitely my go-to favourite along with the Flutter dress I make (due for release in the next 2 weeks) and never disappoints.

You can buy your own copy here.

Thanks so much in advance and enjoy!

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    1. Hi Katy. I’ve replied by email but just for everybody else’s benefit I’ll answer here too…
      Great questions!
      No you don’t need a serger. Only 1 of my pattern testers used a serger, I should have said. This skirt can easily be made either by zig zagging or using french seams. I give some brief tips for using each finishing technique in the pattern though don’t go into huge details. However I will give full tutorials on my blog in the next few weeks – therefore I won’t have to repeat that information in every pattern I release in the future.

  1. Go Anna!! Bless her xxx

    PS My long comment got eaten, as I didn’t fill in the year, as it doesn’t show on my screen unless I scroll right down, and I always forget; moan moan xxxx

  2. Awwwww, they’re gorgeous. It makes me wish my girls were aged between 1 and 7 again. What am I saying? No, please don’t make me go through all that again! 😀

  3. Hi Kat, I bought this pattern from Craftsy this morning and now with two little skirts made – with matching applique tops and little drawstring bags to go in – I can tell you how much I love this pattern. Super easy and fast to make ( even without a serger) the end result is just adorable. I have one more to whip up tomorrow and all my little nieces are taken care of for Xmas. Now I am looking forward to your dress pattern !

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