With a faux button band (that’s right, no button holes!), patch pockets, in-seam pockets and waistband pockets, you can create a whole new look with each skirt you sew. The elastic in the back will grow with the child and the many sizes means you have a pattern to use for years to come.
If you’re new to pockets, fear not, this tutorial takes you step by step through the process to create 3 different pockets your little person will be so excited about!
Make this skirt out of a light cotton for summer, or a heavier fabric for winter and wear this skirt all year round.
The Mānuka Skirt pattern and its finishing touches will have you creating a garment that boasts handmade of such a high quality! Regardless of your sewing skills (beginner or advanced), you will up-skill and learn some new techniques along the way.
- Instant PDF download of pattern and full tutorial
- Children’s sizes 1-10
- Gathered skirt
- In-Seam pockets
- Waistband pockets
- Patch pockets
- Faux button band
- Flat front and elastic back
- Fully lined waist band
- Enclosed waist band seams
- Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create this skirt
The Mānuka Skirt has been designed with beginners in mind – Can you sew in a straight line and find the zig zag stitch on your machine? Then this is for you!
You’ll love the look of buttons without the work, and the instructions for the pockets are detailed in each step along with photos. If pockets make you nervous, give them a go and enjoy your finished results!
The more advanced will appreciate the finishing touches of the waist pockets, the enclosed waist band seams and the versatility of The Mānuka Skirt in their arsenal of patterns.
As the waist band is enclosed (and you don’t want it to be too bulky), look for light to medium weight fabrics that can be easily pressed to create nice edges.
For summer think: Cottons, voile, lawn, linen and linen blends, chambray and light denims (there are so many great denims available now!), and anything similar that catches your eye!
For winter think: Quilting or upholstery weight cottons, corduroy, velvet, drill, and anything similar that catches your eye!
Fit and Ease of Garment:
The Mānuka Skirt has been created with little puku’s (tummys) in mind! The flat front sits nicely over the belly, and the elastic back keeps it taught, but also grows with the child!
When you are choosing what size to create, measure around the waist (the narrowest part of the torso). Use the waist measurement to determine what size your child is.
This pattern has been created using Standard American Measurements and might seem different to what you usually buy in stores. Therefore, use the size the chart says you are to fit the waist, and if required, lengthen or shorten the skirt as needed.
Fabric and Fit Chart:
Additional Notions Required:
- Elastic 2-2.5cm in width (length supplied in chart)
- Safety Pin (for threading elastic)
- 3-5 x buttons if required (approximately 2cm wide)
What You Get When You Purchase:
This is a PDF digital download. When you purchase through PayPal (or if you would rather make a bank transfer, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange) you will be emailed the digital pattern and tutorial. Save these to your computer.
These downloads will also be available in the “My Account + Downloads” section of this website when you are logged in. This is where the most updated version of your purchases will be and you can access it any time. In the future I may revise this pattern and slightly alter it. If you’re sewing in the future, check back for the latest version.
The pattern is 12 pages long in black and white, and can be printed on A4 or US Letter paper on your home computer and then assembled for use.
You will also receive a comprehensive tutorial with instructions, photos and tips to guide you in your sewing of this garment. Please view this tutorial on your device or computer to save the trees!
What’s a PDF?
A digital document viewable in Mac Preview or Adobe Acrobat Reader. You will be able to save, view and print these documents on your computer or device.
Returns and Support
Because this is a digital product and can be saved to your computer, I am not able to offer returns on any purchase unless at some fault of my own. So, please choose carefully and make sure you are purchasing the correct pattern!
In lieu of returns I offer comprehensive online support to those who are sewing! You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram and email, and you can expect a prompt reply! I will endeavour to help you in any way I can.