Simple Skirt Measurements If You Cannot Measure In Person

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A simple made to measure skirt is a great first project when starting out sewing as a beginner. But do you know how to measure for a skirt if you want to make a simple skirt for a friend’s child as a present? Or how to measure a skirt to sell? What are the best width and length of a skirt to make, or simple skirt measurements to ask for if you cannot measure in person? Well, today I’m going to share a free skirt size chart guide that will make all these dilemmas much easier to manage.

Simple Skirt Measurements Calculator If You Cannot Measure in Person

It is always best if you can use a tape measure for measuring the natural waist measure, widest part of the hips and for sizing the length  and the recipient of any skirts that you are making before making them. If the person you are making the item for lives a long distance away you can ask someone to measure for you and send you their measurements. 

How To Measure Skirt Size

It is really easy to take body measurements for skirt making.I always take the natural waist measure as being the narrowest part of the waist, or where the waist band will naturally fall on the person.

Then I take the widest part of the hips as being the hip skirt measurement.

Finally, I take the skirt length. The perfect skirt length depends on where oyu want the hem to fall. So I measure the length from waist to knee, and waist to ankle. 

But sometimes taking measurements in person is just not possible. Perhaps the clothing is going to be a gift or a surprise? Luckily, unless the little girl in question is a lot more petite, tall, slim or chunky than average, the following size charts table gives a pretty good estimate of how large the waist and skirt length should be.

How To Use This Table

On my skirt measurement guide I have given skirt measurements in inches and centimeters. To use the table, you need to check the finished waist size of the garment and multiply this by 2 to get the width of fabric you need. This will give a lovely full gathered skirt.

And take the finished length of skirt and add on the seam allowances for hem and waistband, which is 6 cm. This will give the flat length of the fabric that you need.

Simple Skirt Measurements Table

Table of simple skirt measurements if you cannot measure in person

Then just follow my tutorial here on making a simple skirt!

I have found this skirt waist measurement chart / skirt length chart really helpful when making gifts for friends and relatives, and hope that you do too. I would love to see your makes! Do comment below, or follow me on social media.

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2 Replies to “Simple Skirt Measurements If You Cannot Measure In Person”

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you for reading and sharing. It has already been very useful for me making gifts for friends children near and far.


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