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Back to School Pleated Skirt – Free Sewing Pattern

Clothing, Sewing Patterns

Love this back to school pleated skirt – look: So Fall, so girly, so sophisticated and so ‘back-to-school’. Rather than going shopping for one, make one. With this free sewing pattern, you’ll realize it’s easy to make.

Back to School Pleated Skirt – Free Sewing Pattern

Back to School Pleated Skirt Free Sewing Pattern
Photo credit: Tiffany, from Simply Modern Mom


Enjoy this free sewing pattern and step-by-step instructions which you could find at sewmamasew.com (https://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=10560), as well as further info about Tiffany and her story of sewing for her daughter.

No wonder pleated skirts never go out of fashion (or so it seems to me). Particularly in fun fabric like this tartan patterned one, they just put a smile on my face and wink to the best that is Fall: making cupcakes, fresh new school-year / work-year beginnings and sharing the happy abundance of the harvest season. And the slight crispiness in the air. Yes, all so fresh.

Picking the right fabric

To get this look, you really want to find a plaid or tartan style fabric design. As an alternative, use a houndstooth.

back to school pleated skirt free sewing pattern - robert kaufman fabric

Photo: Robert Kaufman fabric

Fabric Ideas

These are some actual fabric you could order online and use.

  • Check out the Houndstooth and tartan fabrics on Amazon,
  • or visit Craftsy’s Checks and plaids fabric section. I had a look for fabric that would suit this pattern, and I’d opt for any of the Robert Kaufmann designs. RK has beautiful quality fabric and their tartan and Americana plaid designs are perfect. Also check out his flannels.

Over to you

We’d love to hear from you with what you think of the pattern. And, of course, we love to see the skirt you’ll make with this pattern. Will you send us a picture, or leave us a comment if you use the pattern?

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