August 23 ~ Back to School Pattern: Perfectly Preppy Skirt

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Scientific Seamstress Perfectly Preppy Skirt

Scientific Seamstress Perfectly Preppy Skirt

by Stephanie Ressler, Lyin’ On the Couch Watching Oprah

Stephanie was excited to have us share her one of her daughters many outfits she whips up. She adds, “I have been fortunate enough to test for Carla (Scientific Seamstress) and I would recommend her patterns to any sewer, beginner through experienced seamstress. Her patterns give you boutique-like results with clear precise directions. My only other tip is to let your daughter (or whoever you are sewing for) pick out the fabric. As with cooking, if children are asked for their opinion and get involved, they are more likely to wear and love what is made. I know my daughter is proud of what I make for her and proudly tells people that her mommy made it.”

The Perfectly Preppy Skirt pattern can be made in sizes 6 mos – 12 yrs and is another PDF pattern you can start sewing right away after you purchase & download the pattern.

Info from the pattern package:
HIP-HIP-HOORAY! Let’s all cheer for this fun, versatile, easy-to-make style! Adorable little skirts and skorts are wardrobe staples for cheerleaders, tennis players, ice skaters and brainy Ivy Leaguers alike. They are practical and comfortable enough for sports, but still cute and classy for school and socializing. The skirt/skort design has a semi-fitted yoke that is lightly elasticized in the back. Skort options include shorts or bloomers and the skirt can be pleated, flouncy or gathered. This E-Book contains detailed instructions and charts so you can make the skirt/skort in the perfect length to get just the look you are after. A matching doll-sized pattern is included as a free bonus!

WIN THIS PATTERN! Scientific Seamstress Patterns has generously donated this pattern for some Back to School fun! Comment below for a chance to win. We’ll randomly select and announce the winner next Monday.

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77 Responses to August 23 ~ Back to School Pattern: Perfectly Preppy Skirt

  1. carmel says:

    super cool!
    my daughter would love it!

  2. Tonya says:

    Carla’s patterns are second to none! I’ve never seen more precise, thorough patterns!

  3. Maya Nishikawa says:


  4. Debbie says:

    Oh, I love this! I have use Scientific Seamstress patterns before and they are GREAT! I love all the options with this one.

  5. Kim says:

    I am obsessed with skirts for my girls! These are great – Love the skort option – they can still hang on the monkey bars 🙂

  6. S. Bird says:

    This sounds like a great pattern!

  7. Laura O. says:

    Really cute!

  8. kelly O! says:

    Perfectly Preppy indeed! Not to mention perfectly pretty!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  9. jackie says:

    the plaid babric is awesome

  10. Betty says:

    Cute skirts!!!

  11. stacy says:

    Cute pattern, thanks for a chance to win!

  12. Sharon says:

    What a great pattern

  13. Barb says:

    I love the skort idea! and the matching doll outfit is great!

  14. Marcia W. says:

    This might fit the uniform policy of the school board.

  15. Stacy says:

    Awesome! This is exactly what I need for my daughter’s wardrobe! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Krystina says:

    So cute!

  17. Jessica B-N says:

    I love this little skirt. I have the perfect chevron fabric to use for it!

  18. Patty says:

    I love Carla’s patterns and have been saving my sewing money to buy this one – I’d love to win it though!

  19. Kelli says:

    I have this pattern thought I haven’t used it yet…too much inspiration, not enough time! I have read through it though and it looks so easy to follow with quick results. I love Carla’s patterns!

  20. I like how they used the same fabric for hte horse on the shirt.

  21. Maria says:

    Love this pattern. Carla’s patterns are the best.

  22. Nancy says:

    I love this pattern and how there’s an applique of matching fabric on the top. Can this skirt be anything but fun and twirly? I always associate plaids with back to school days from my younger days.

  23. Ima says:

    Great skirts!

  24. Sophia Patterson says:

    Just the skirt pattern I have been looking for. Love the optional shorts to turn it into a skort!

  25. Ang says:

    Very very cute!!

  26. Elle says:

    Love the skort piece of this pattern!

  27. To cute

  28. Melissa says:

    Cutie cute!!

  29. Katrina says:

    Great pattern!

  30. Casey says:

    I love the way this skirt falls!

  31. Celia says:

    The way the skirt flows is fantastic! I would make this for my daughter.

  32. Dianne McLean says:

    Her patterns look wonderful.

  33. This is just a wonderful pattern for back to school!

  34. Christine G says:

    lovely skirts!

  35. Robin E. says:

    Oooo, I’m loving the skorts. Sweet paper.

  36. Heidi says:

    Great skirt, and i agree, I have to let my daughter help pick the fabric or she won’t wear outfits.

  37. Alexa says:

    Love the pattern…perfect for my granddaughter!!

  38. Kristin says:

    Skorts are wonderful – otherwise I spend all day looking at my 4-year-old’s underwear!

  39. Jill B says:

    So cute!

  40. Marsel says:

    Super cute!

  41. jodi jean says:

    LOVE her patterns!!! clear and precise, plus she shows lots of options of how to individualize. although, this is one i haven’t purchased yet … my girls would LOVE it!!

  42. Merrilee says:

    Oh, how great! I have three girls who adore skirts. This would be fantastic for them!

  43. Cricket says:

    I’m all for skorts. In fact, if they’re not skorts, my 6 year old will put shorts on under her skirts, which sometimes leaves a little to be desired in the fashion department.

  44. Alyssa says:


  45. Kimberly says:

    I love Carla’s patterns. Please pick me!

  46. Really cute!

  47. sy says:

    love the pattern, it looks cute and comfy.

  48. Liz says:

    So cute, love the pleated version!

  49. Mama Lusco says:

    Cute! I really like the skort version, too.

  50. Colleen Butler says:

    Wow – how abdorable. Love the pleated skirt.
    Thanks for the giveaways!

  51. Charity says:

    Very sweet! :o)

  52. Serena says:

    Cute and so perfect for active little girls!

  53. Jennifer says:

    I love the skort options!

  54. Laura says:

    would be perfect for my little girl 🙂

  55. Camille says:

    So cute!

  56. Shannon H says:

    Very useful pattern in my house!! Cute!

  57. rebekah says:

    I would love this!

  58. Mama Urchin says:

    I need to check out the scientific seamstress, I haven’t seen her patterns before.

  59. Jen says:

    Too cute!

  60. helen wright says:

    i do sometimes wish i was small so i coulve cute clothes!

  61. Melissa Ann says:

    A skirt with shorts under it! Perfect! My two little girls are going to need those soon 🙂

  62. Cute! Good advice!

  63. Mary Margaret says:

    What a terrific pattern! My girls would love this, and the skort option is the best! Love it in plaid, too!

  64. Emily says:


  65. Papgena says:

    Love the idea of matching doll-sized pattern!!!

  66. jes says:


  67. Michele says:

    Very cute!

  68. Emily S says:

    So cute! love the pleats!

  69. Tessa says:

    Hi! I would love to win this pattern. My munchkin (9 going on 30) keeps clamoring for “MORE SKIRTS!”.

  70. teri pastorino says:

    i have always wanted to give a pdf pattern a go. this is cute.

  71. yvonne says:

    what a cute pattern! my daughter loves skorts.

  72. Jen says:

    Another cute pattern. I’m loving the “Back to school” theme!!! Thank you!!

  73. Ms. Fine says:

    Adorable! This might be my favorite of the ones you have features thus far!

  74. Karen says:


  75. Susan Spiers says:

    Sooo cute!

  76. Tabitha O. says:

    SiGH I Just love her patterns…..this is a great one!

  77. Heather L says:

    Preppy and fabulous! What a cute skirt. My daughters are both skirt girls…love the shorts underneath option. Thanks!

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