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Free Spirit Skirt

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  • Includes all sizes, 6-22.
  • Instant download.
  • Easy to follow, detailed instructions.
  • Beginner friendly.
  • For woven fabrics.
  • Relaxed fit.

The Free Spirit Skirt is free spirited, dreamy, romantic, fun & everything you ever wanted in a skirt! Including pockets!

If you're after a gathered skirt with minimal bulk at the waistline & a flattering silhouette, this is the skirt you've been searching for. 

With its swoon worthy options and full hemline, get ready to be totally swept away by its whimsical swishability. This is by far one of our favourite skirt sewing patterns.


With a soft gather at the waist, the Free Spirit Skirt flows gently over the hips, flaring out to a full hem with maximum ‘swish’. 

With a professional looking elastic waist, it is designed to be worn at the natural waist, lower waist, or even on the hips if that’s what you prefer. 

  • Midi & maxi lengths.
  • Hilo & Front Split.
  • Beautiful full hemline sweep for maximum swoosh.
  • Elastic waistband.
  • A-line silhouette with lightly gathered waist.
  • 3 cutting lengths so you can cut to your height: short, regular & tall.
  • Optional paperbag waistband.
  • Optional front split.
  • Optional pockets.


 Midi & maxi skirts sewing pattern

Free Spirit Skirt - hilo & split front styles - sewing pattern


OPTIONAL EXTRAS:  Pocket, Mock Drawstring & Lining.

Free Spirit Skirt sewing pattern - pockets, drawstring, lining



Free Spirit Skirt elastic topstitched paperbag waistbands


  • AU 6-22 (Approximately US 2-18)
  • Measure 20cm (8") down from natural waist (Hip/Seat Measurement 85-130cm (33-51")
  • Click here for our body measurement chart.
  • Use your hip/seat measurement to determine your size for this pattern.


FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: Click here for the fabric requirements table.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS: Designed for woven fabrics with drape. For example rayon, voile, linen, georgette, crepe, charmeuse.


  • Enclosed Waistband : 40mm (1.5”) elastic
  • Topstitched Waistband: 40mm (1.5”) elastic
  • Covered Waistband: 25mm (1”) or 40mm (1.5”) elastic
  • Paperbag (Enclosed) Waistband : 40mm (1.5”) elastic
  • Paperbag (Covered) Waistband : 25mm (1”) elastic 

  • PATTERN FORMAT: Digital PDF Pattern.
  • PRINT FORMATS: Print at home (A4, Letter), A0 Copyshop & Projector.
  • LAYERED: Yes.
  • PRINT IN: Adobe Reader. Learn more here.
  • FABRIC TYPE: Woven.
  • SIZE RANGE: AU6-22 (US2-18).
  • SKILL LEVEL: Easy.


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All seam allowances are included. See pattern pieces or glossary for details.

PRINTING: For more details, see the info pages in the beginning of each tutorial. 

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We do not sell paper patterns.


This is a downloadable digital PDF pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible.  No further discounts apply during a pattern release.

This is a downloadable digital PDF sewing pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Discounts cannot be combined. Please note: we do not sell printed paper patterns.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Susan K.
Free Spirit Skirt

I made two of these skirts for my daughter, and one for me. We love how they fit - not too bunchy at the waistline, but very flowy. This is my second PE pattern and I love how thorough the directions are. I really appreciate how you break down every step with such clarity. It helps the finished garment turn out well, and makes the sewing experience more pleasant.

Susan, we're thrilled that you both love the fit and flow of the skirts. Thanks for your kind words about our instructions!

Vicki C.

Love this pattern. I have made 2 skirts & have fabric for a third. Goes together so well.

Carole A.
Free Spirit skirt

I haven’t had time to see yet but it looks great

What a great pattern!

This was my first foray into pattern emporium patterns & definitely won’t be the last.
I made this twice. First in a lovely rayon i had in my stash. I made it with a single side leg split and a decorative tie. With pockets which I enlarged a bit to get along better with my phone. In the maxi length, tall. It flows so beautifully, i absolutely love it!
The second one i made about thumb length to wear around home on those stinking hot days. Made that one out of a batik from my stash. In hindsight, the batik has too much body for the extra short length, but i’m sure it’ll soften up after a few washes. Live and learn! Added pockets to that one as well. It was very easy to adjust the pattern for such a short length.
Super impressed with the pattern and instructions. I have no doubt I’ll be making it a few more times.


This skirt is gorgeous!!! I made a mistake when I was buying fabric online for another project, needed a knit and bought a beautiful woven fabric (Rayon). It was 2.5 yards in 55" wide. I pored over patterns for my beautiful fabric, and selected this one. I really envisioned the maxi skirt for this fabric, but the pattern called for 2.75 yards in 60" wide in the size I was making. With great care, I was able to make the maxi shirt in the yardage I had (fortunately the print did not have an up/down to it), and added the pockets too. There was hardly any waste at all on my cutting room floor. This pattern is technically wonderful, and the instructions, superb. It was so fun to make.