Marina Brumpton of Frocks & Frolics joined us last year with some fun holiday patterns and video tutorials. Marina is back for a new season with her free Strawberry Skirt pattern, available in sizes 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5-6. Every Frocks & Frolics PDF pattern features step-by-step videos, so of course there’s one for the Strawberry Skirt too!

Marina writes,

    “Inspired by the playful Birch fabric from Fabricworm I have created a super easy skirt which looks professional and stylish. Whether you are a beginner or advanced sewist this is a great pattern. Often elasticated waistbands can look a little simplistic and there isn’t much room for creativity but with this skirt you have a plain front which you can embellish in your own unique style. I have used rick rack but thought about using buttons, trims, bows or even embroidery. This makes it a very versatile pattern and once you mastered the basics you can really create a unique and special garment range for your child. How about a sailor-style skirt with two brass buttons in navy linen and red hem trim or adding a ruffle to the hem instead? Although the hem trim is optional I feel it really offsets the fabric and brings the skirt to life.

    I have used a 100% organic cotton from Birch Organic Fabrics which is right on trend with its bold colors and intricate print. It was very easy to work with and the high quality will ensure the colors remain bright and cheerful all the way through to fall.

    Frocks and frolics patterns always come with an instructions video just like this one making it doubly easy to become a confident sewing enthusiast. Each size comes as a separate file which you can print off in both US letter size or A4 format. I hope you enjoy this pattern and show off your creations right here on Sew Mama Sew or Frocks & Frolics.

Here is the Strawberry Skirt video tutorial:

And here are the free patterns available in sizes 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5-6 (US letter format size). Here are A4 paper format sizes 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and 5-6. Enjoy!

Update: Here are the yardage requirements for every skirt in A4 format and US Letter format.

Stop by Frocks & Frolics for more classic, happy designs like Millie’s Dress or Megan’s Dress. You can also learn more about Marina and her work here.


This post is sponsored by Fabricworm and Birch Organic Fabrics, your source for modern, designer and Japanese import fabrics, perfect for crafts, quilts and home decorators. The Strawberry Skirt features fabric from Everyday Party collection by Emily Isabella for Birch Organic Fabrics.