Cotton Sateen Kid’s Skirt

Size: 100-130cm Skirt length: 38.5cm

Today’s project is a kid’s skirt made with a lovely fawn design fabric from petit bonheur, a series that is filled with lines of tiny motifs. A circular wrap skirt that creates a cascading beautiful drape is even prettier in this shiny cotton sateen fabric. A regular contributor of children’s clothing in this column, Yuka Yonekura is here again to introduce her new creation.

Design & work creation:Yuka Yonekura (Francesca*amam label)

Fabric shown for this sample:
P33500-500 (D)

□ Fabric (Main fabric: Skirt) 1.10m x 110cm wide
(Belt) Linen (solid color) 85cm x 14cm


We interviewed Yuka about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It has such a lovely design that I instantly thought of making a skirt for fall.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The fabric is soft, yet has some thickness. To incorporate these characteristics, I came up with a circular wrap skirt. The beautiful drape makes it special. Another feature is that I used a different fabric for the belt. Solid color fabric adds a mature finish to the skirt.

KF: What are some tips for making this skirt?
This fabric is very easy to sew. You can make this skirt easily.

KF: How should we wear this skirt in everyday situations?

Color coordination is easy with this fabric. Wear something in a solid color for the top as an accent and it will make you look very stylish.

KF: Thank you very much, Yuka! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

How to make Cotton Sateen Kid’s Skirt

Prepare the fabric. To cut the fabric, fold it in four as a square.

As shown, make the pattern as ¼ of the actual size.
Trace the pattern on the fabric prepared in Step 1 and cut the fabric.
Cut the belt fabric based on the measurements on the pattern.

Cut only one of the four folding lines to create the fabric edge.

Double fold both the edges and the hem of the skirt and iron to score.
Iron the belts as well.

Make the belt. Sew together three belt pieces and press the seam open with an iron.

Run top stitches over both edges and hem where ironed.

Attach the belt.
Using the pieced joints as a mark, align the belt and skirt and pin them together.

Cut a slit on the waist.

From the front, run top stitches over the belt. Press with iron to align the shape and finish.

Finished skirt looks like this.

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)