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!

6 thoughts on “Denim “Paris Skirt”

  1. Jayme says:

    Love the piping you added along the pocket!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thank you! The details take more time, but I’m glad I added it.

  2. Sandy Morgan says:

    I would love your directions for adding the pocket and piping! Looks great!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks for letting me know! I set it aside to work on later, but I’ll try to get back to it soon.

  3. 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.

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Good news! I’m literally working on this tutorial right now and hoping to post it on Friday!

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