As Skirt Week fun rolls on, I thought this was worth sharing.
Often kids tutorial writers default to “grab a skirt that fits your kid and trace it” or “go measure your kid’s waist”. But if you’re sewing for someone else’s kid, that’s not so helpful. If I’m making something in a size where one of my own kids won’t work, I go to a standardized chart. It’s funny to call them that, since there is a bit of variation, but for skirts I like this one that I found at Children’s Place. I appreciate that it helps you figure out where you want your skirt to fall. I’m almost always aiming for just above the knee, but if I’m looking to break out of my above the knee rut – at, mid-calf, tee* length, and ankle measurements for skirt length are included.