Denim “Paris Skirt”

My big girl is quickly growing out of her clothes. Her wardrobe is a mishmash of clothes that don’t really match, so she really needs some basics to fill in the gaps. I bought some lightweight denim fabric this week to make her a skirt, but didn’t have a pattern in mind.

Then I remembered a tutorial for a cute, but basic skirt called “The Paris Skirt” on this blog. It was almost exactly what I was looking for. I rarely sew without changing something, and so I decided to add some pockets—little girls with lots of brothers need pockets. (So do moms, incidentally…)

This little denim Paris Skirt should be a very versatile addition to her wardrobe. It will work with a long sleeved shirt and cardigan or with a sleeveless top and flip-flops.

Paris Skirt with Pockets | Radiant Home Studio

The Paris Skirt tutorial was very clear and easy to follow, and all of the measurements worked out correctly. Using a lightweight denim also worked well for this pattern.

Paris Skirt Pocket Detail | Radiant Home Studio

I added some basic pockets with a little piping detail along the pocket edge. And I used a contrasting thread color so that the topstitching would show.

Paris Skirt Pleat Detail | Radiant Home Studio

I took photos of the pocket construction and hope to write up a tutorial on adding pockets to a basic skirt pattern soon. And I may even try making one for myself!

Update: Check out my skirt pocket tutorial with free printable pattern pieces!

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  1. Naomi says

    Sara, I’m teaching myself to sew and would love to add pockets to version of this skirt. I’m making it for myself and never wear anything without pockets. If you’ve had a chance to put together that tutorial, I’d love to see it.

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