The Vera skirt is pretty and fast to sew, with two variants: simple skirt; or a skirt with side panels and pockets. Vera is also comfortable for playful children since it’s not too tight around the child’s hip and legs.
The skirt is sewn with an elastic waistband and you can also choose to insert a drawstring in the elastic’s casing.
Vera can be sewn in woven or knit fabrics and I recommend that you choose a sturdy, medium weight fabric. If you want to use a knit fabric, I recommend french terry, college or similar.
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Fabric & supplies
This is an estimate for prewashed fabrics with 150 cm (60”) width. If you’re buying new fabric for your project, I recommend that you add 10-20 cm (4-8”) just in case.
The length of the elastic is only a general recommendation. Some elastics are more stiff, others are more soft and stretchy. The measurements below are based on the child’s waist measurement -4 cm (1 5/8“), and that includes 1 cm (3/8”) seam allowance.
Choose a size primarily based on the child’s height. If the child’s waist and hip measurements are not on the same line (in the chart) as the height, you can blend sizes. View my guide for blending sizes here.