August 22 ~ Back to School Pattern: Flora Tunic and Twirly Skirt

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Flora Tunic and Twirly Skirt

Sew Liberated Flora Tunic and Twirly Skirt, photo from Meg McElwee

Info from pattern package:

The Flora Tunic and Twirly Skirt will make the little girl in your life dizzy with glee! The Tunic features a comfortable, A-line cut with an eye-catching pleat just below the neckline. Dress it up or down with your choice of fabric.

The Twirly Skirt is, perhaps, the twirliest of all – the weight of the fabric and the faux skirt layers give it such a satisfying spin!

The pattern includes instructions, assembly diagrams, and many full-size pattern pieces for Girl’s sizes 2T-10. Instructions are provided for measuring out the larger Twirly Skirt pattern pieces.

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152 Responses to August 22 ~ Back to School Pattern: Flora Tunic and Twirly Skirt

  1. April says:

    Love it! Looks so comfortable!

  2. sigrid says:

    Just wonderful – wish it also came in my size! LOL

  3. Christi G. says:

    Love this skirt!

  4. Tabitha says:

    My littlest would look so adorable in this outfit. She’d LOVE it!

  5. DebbieKL says:

    Very cute – love the skirt!

  6. Melissa says:

    Too cute! It looks like such a fun outfit.

  7. Audrey says:

    This is so cute!

  8. Melissa says:

    My girl would look cute in that!

  9. kelli says:

    What little girl doesn’t love a twirly skirt? My little girl certainly does!

  10. Merrilee says:

    What another adorable outfit! Thanks for sharing.

  11. i love her patterns! that twirly skirt is seriously adorable 🙂

  12. Alissa says:

    GREAT for back to school! My DD wears a dress or skirt every Wed.

  13. Stephanie Kooistra says:

    would love to make this for my little girl. All she wears is skirts and dresses.

  14. rebekah says:

    I have been wanting this forever!

  15. teri pastorino says:

    perfect skirt for a little girl

  16. Laura says:

    I love sew liberated patterns!

  17. That skirt looks very simple. I bet I could replicate that easily enough.

  18. I love a twirl skirt. Can never go wrong

  19. Wendy says:

    Love that this looks so comfortable!

  20. Christine G says:

    I love twirly skirts :o)

  21. amy says:

    This is a great skirt and top! Love it!

  22. Ima says:

    This pattern would make a great new outfit for my little girl.

  23. I Miriam says:

    Fabulous pattern! Would be great to have one!!

  24. Tamera says:

    My girls love twirly skirts! This would be so fun to make because the pattern covers all my girls but the baby.

  25. Alexis says:

    Great outfit! Both my daughters would love it… I wonder if I could size the skirt up for me too? Wheeee!

  26. Robin Sigo says:

    So darling!

  27. Carrie Arnold says:

    The sewing bug has definitely bit! Would love to make a few of these outfits. The tunic pattern looks like it would be a useful wardrobe item!

  28. Becky F says:

    Love the pattern!

  29. Victoria says:

    I love Meg’s patterns and this outfit would be perfect for my granddaughter.

  30. Jeni says:

    So cute! Not to mention that little girl is making it look that much cuter!!

  31. Sonicka says:

    I read Meg’s blog, and have always wanted to try one of her patterns! This one would be great!

  32. Betty says:

    So cute!!!

  33. I don’t know any little girl that doesn’t like a twirly skirt!

  34. Erin Waters says:

    So cute & practical. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cute pattern! Looks very autumn-ish and would be great for some fall pictures in the leaves.

  35. Marissa says:

    Oh gosh! Sooo cute! My daughter has been begging me to make her a skirt! I would LOVE to make this one! 🙂

  36. Katrina says:

    super cute! It looks expensive!

  37. stacy says:

    Adorable, I have made another Sew Liberated pattern, great instructions.

  38. Marcia W. says:

    My grandnieces would twirl and twirl in this skirt.

  39. Dianne McLean says:

    Great pattern, would love to win it!

  40. Heidi says:

    I love that it’s a pattern for top and bottom

  41. Sarah Barnette says:

    This is a great twirly skirt. Two grand daughters that would love it.

  42. Sharon says:

    sooo cute

  43. Alexandra R says:

    I have been wanting this pattern for a while- my two daughters would LOVE some twirly skirts!

  44. Gabrien says:

    oooh cute skirt for my niece who just outgrew her other twirly skirt I made last year.

  45. orinda5 says:

    Such a sweet pattern – I would love to make it for my young one.

  46. Cyndi Tullos says:

    I gotta have this pattern. That is all my DD has been asking for…TWIRLY!

  47. naomig says:

    I love this pattern! My girls would LOVE it too!!

  48. Charity says:

    Oh, this is very sweet!

  49. darci says:

    my girls love to twirl. If a skirt doesnt have enough twirl my 2.5yo will promptly declare ‘this skirt not working’

  50. Jane says:

    fantastic pattern! I love it!

  51. maryellen says:

    I love the double layer in the skirt. This is a winner for school-age girls!

  52. Emily S says:

    love love love!

  53. DianeY says:

    I love this-and so happy it comes in up to size 10

  54. stacy says:

    I love this, and Sew Liberated patterns are great, great instructions. Thanks for a chance to win!

  55. Kerri says:

    Oh there are two little girls who would love these!

  56. Sarah says:

    I covet this pattern for my middle child 🙂

  57. Jennifer says:

    I have 4 girls who would so love matching twirly skirts!

  58. Rebecca says:

    This is a pattern the girl in my life would love…with summer round the corner skirts will continue to be the choice! Lovely pieces.

  59. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    This is a must-to-have for all twirly-girls like my own!

  60. Sara says:

    Cuteness all the way!!! Sp light and airy and pretty.

  61. Janelle says:

    How adorable! I love the choice of fabrics on the model.

  62. Heather L says:

    Those are cute…again, I’m loving the purple on this one. =)

  63. Dalyn says:

    Very cute. It so expresses the joy of being a girl!

  64. Catarina says:

    cute skirt!

  65. emily says:

    my little one would love that skirt! so would I!

  66. Kristin M says:

    Cute! I love that pattern can be used for a long time!

  67. Shannon H says:

    Oh, this would be perfect for my two girls!!

  68. Jen Higgins says:

    That looks so twirly! Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Joy Mosley says:

    My niece would look adorable in this outfit! It’s so comfy-looking and cute!

  70. Sara says:

    I want an tunic like that. I wonder if I can squeeze into a size 10…Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. Alyssa says:

    Love everything Sew Liberated!

  72. Annie says:


  73. So fabulous!! Thanks for offering!

  74. Gill says:

    i love the twirly skirt!

  75. Sakura says:

    Love this pattern set! Would love to have it for my 2 little girls!

  76. rachel says:


  77. Cinnamon says:

    Cute! I have meg’s other patterns and I really enjoy them.

  78. RachelB says:

    I love this. I am trying to make some beautiful clothes for my oldest. She starts first grade next week and has outgrown 90% of her clothes. Her school has a dress code that most things we have found (used or new) don’t comply with. I want her to feel as beautiful as she is.

  79. Shirley Clark says:

    Great pattern! Heck, they are all great!

  80. tara says:

    I have 3 girls and I love that this pattern sizes go up for older girls.

  81. Kristin says:

    I want a twirly skirt like that!! How cute.

  82. Marsel says:

    I would love to make this outfit for my twirly-girl!

  83. amy says:

    I really really love this pattern. I wish I had more sewing time!

  84. Trudi says:

    Love these skirts!! Would love one for me too!!!

  85. Cricket says:

    Adorable. And I love that it goes up to size 10.

  86. Heather says:

    I have been looking for a tunic pattern for DD and I love this one!! The skirt is adorable too!
    Thanks for these wonderful giveaway opportunities!!!

  87. Barb says:

    My daughter just loves twirly skirts!

  88. Anessa says:

    So perfect! I have three daughters – they would look SO good on the first day of school. Thank you.

  89. BethG says:

    Cute pattern! I know JUST the little girl for it!

  90. Kathie says:

    I have four spinning children who would love this skirt. Thanks fir the offer.

  91. Andrea P. says:

    Cute patterns! I have a little girl who would love that skirt!

  92. OH MY!! I have a little girl who would LOVE a skirt and top like this!

  93. Amanda says:

    How sweet! I’d love to win this.

  94. annie says:

    What a sweet swingy skirt! I love it.

  95. Ana says:

    I love this pattern and would love to give it a try!!

  96. Mama Urchin says:

    very cute

  97. carrie says:

    my girls would swoon over that twirly skirt!

  98. Janet says:

    Exactly the kind of skirt my girls love!

  99. Emily says:

    What is it about twirly skirts that are so fun?! Pretty!

  100. Ms. Fine says:

    How lovely; this would be a perfect addition to the little one’s fall wardrobe. I’d love a chance to win!

  101. Birgit says:

    How perfect would this be for my twirl addicted girl…

  102. Staci Avison says:

    While my daughter is not going back to school yet (she’s 2) -she does LOVE a good twirly skirt. Thanks for showing this one! I’ll have to give it a try for her.

  103. Anne S. says:

    I’ve wanted this pattern for a while! Its so pretty!

  104. sarah says:

    love it!

  105. JJ says:

    So cute!

  106. susan alexander/wilson says:

    I’m ready to try my novice hand at a twirly skirt and this one looks perfect!

  107. My daughter would just love the twirl factor of that skirt!

  108. Jen says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  109. Laura Reich says:

    Every little girl needs a good twirly skirt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Tabitha O. says:

    This is a great pattern classic and stylish that can be dressed up or down.

  111. dana says:

    My daughter loves twirly skirts! I love the Flora Tunic!

  112. That is a super cute pattern! I think my daughter (who is going into first grade) would really love it. I would love to make it for her. Doesn’t look too demanding (for someone who doesn’t sew garments much). Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  113. Liliana says:

    This is soooo girly. It’s lovely!

  114. Such a cute outfit!

  115. mamabird says:

    At 32 years old, there is still nothing like spinning in a twirly skirt to help me get in touch with my inner child!

  116. Tepary says:

    I just received my copy of the Woodlands shirt featured earlier this month, or perhaps last month and picked up buttons while I was in Ireland to put on it. I really like the detail in the directions and would love to compliment my daughter’s wardrobe with this skirt and tunic too. Thanks to Sew Liberated and SewMamaSew for a great give away.

  117. heather b says:

    Beautiful pattern! I know an 8 year old who would love to twirl in this!

  118. Melissa Williams says:

    Very cute. Love the skirt.

  119. kate says:

    my daughter would LOVE a mama made twirly skirt:)

  120. Very cute! Every girl loves a twirly skirt!

  121. tanya says:

    the perfect twirly skirt! how gorgeous. tan x

  122. Laree says:

    That skirt is adorable!

  123. Juliana says:

    This is an awesome pattern!! What little girl doesn’t love a twirly skirt?

  124. Lauren James says:

    I’ve been looking at these back to school patterns every day with my daughter, this one got her really excited!!

  125. Rachel says:

    This skirt is gorgeous! It looks like the kind of skirt you could have lots of fun in 🙂

  126. Marilyn says:

    This is the most adorable outfit! The twirly skirt especially will make my 9-year-old granddaughter’s eyes light up. She’s a girly-girl who still loves to spin and she’s turning into a little fashionista. The outfits she creates are such fun and pretty. She would love to wear and to create outfits with this skirt and tunic.

  127. Kimberly says:


  128. Beth says:

    i didn’t realize there was a shirt with the skirt! Love it!

  129. Caroline says:

    Too cute!

  130. Karen says:

    What a cute pattern.

  131. I’m a grandma now and I still love twirly skirts! Cute pattern.

  132. elana says:

    nothing better than a skirt that twirls! even i can’t resist one for myself.

  133. Katie says:

    What a fun skirt, and the tunic looks like such a great and useful pattern. Love it!

  134. Karen says:

    cute pattern with a great size range!

  135. Tanya Hug says:

    Oh my! I can see my little girl twirling now!

  136. miktha says:

    oh.. i love that twirly skirt!

  137. Kristin says:

    What a fun skirt and shirt! Thanks for the chance to win.

  138. Jenny says:

    of wow, definitely my favorite!

  139. Elle says:

    Would this fit me?! So cute and practical.

  140. Alice S says:

    looks like a fun pattern! I’ve never seen this before, but I’m sure my daughter would love a twirly skirt.

  141. Lauren says:

    Super cute. I would like a twirly skirt of my own. Thanks for the giveaway.

  142. Jill B says:

    This looks like a great pattern! Such fun!

  143. Colleen Butler says:

    What a sweet pattern. My nieces would love it
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  144. Laura says:

    I so want to win this! Very cute skirt would love to make for my G-Babes

  145. sy says:

    the skirt is so cute, i love the tunic too.

  146. Tracy says:

    Great patterns. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  147. Serena says:

    Cute, cute, and SO girly!

  148. LOVE IT! I agree What little girl doesn’t love tow twirl.

  149. Bek says:

    Love the images!!!

  150. Laura Westwood says:

    SOOOOOO Cute! I’d love to win this one!

  151. lisa says:

    I’ve been so wanting to get this pattern to make twirly skirts for my girls!

  152. Dani says:

    CUTE! I could so see my girls in that outfit 🙂

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