Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Measurements for Girls Skirts and Pants

I have googled the measurements for girls skirts so many times that I figured I would just add it here so it is easier for me to find.

These are the averages of measurements that I found over and over.  I have used many sources and my own experience to create this chart.  The waist is the actual waist size, I cut my elastic about 1/2 inch smaller, and then overlap to sew about 1-1.5 inches.  The waist is not too tight but totally not falling down.  Plus, it gives it a lot of room to grow.  The length is to the knee.  Remember, this is the FINISHED length - so depending on how you make your seams, you will have to add inches to your pattern for the bottom hem, and the top casing for the elastic.

For me, I like to cut my fabric about 1.5-2 times the waist size.  This makes a size full skirt without being too poofy.

I can tell you that these sizes are pretty accurate based on my girls.

*Actual waist size, I cut elastic 1/2 inch shorted than the listed size, then overlap about an inch

** FINISHED length - add additional inches for bottom hem, and top casing for elastic.

Here are some skirts using these measurements

And, when making a tiered skirt - I like to use this calculator to figure out the measurements for each tier. But, you can also just use a multiplier of 1.5 for each row.


Anonymous said...

Is the waist size before or after it has been sewn together? For instance, do you start with a piece of fabric that's 20" long (with room for the seam)?

Debbie said...

2 years later, but thanks. I also look for these measures all the time.


kat mackey said...

Thank you so much for this chart! Been looking everywhere for something like this! :)

Anonymous said...

Any good websites to get unique fabric?

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I have been trying to figure this out and it was relief to find this info!

Anonymous said...

Thanks really helpful chart going to give the measurements a go

Tracie Taggart said...

Thank you so much!!

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