Hi everyone, hope you’re having a great summer! I’ve been wanting to release another free pattern for awhile now to say thank you to all of your support with my pattern shop, Hey June. I thought a fun, easy, practical, (northern hemisphere) summer-friendly knit pattern would be the perfect way to say thanks! So here you go – it’s the Monkey Bar Skirt!
(ps: You may also have noticed that we’re not running Skirt Week this year. Because, you know, life. So hopefully this will be a little consolation prize.)
The Monkey Bar Skirt is a knit skort with an option for either an a-line skirt or a gathered tiered skirt. The waistband is just a yoga-style double layer of knit, so you don’t even need elastic! And of course, the best part – it has built in bike shorts, making it very monkey bar friendly:
My girls live in this style of skirt during the warmer months. They’re cute, easy to care for (no ironing, holla!), and they can cartwheel to their little hearts’ content with no wardrobe malfunctions.
The Monkey Bar Skirt is available in sizes 2T – 10. There’s no size chart included, but it’s meant to align with ready-to-wear sizes from your favorite big box clothing store (ahemTargetahem). If your girl wears a 6 in retail, a 6 should work here too. Also, the skirt length is meant to hit mid-thigh. If you want a longer or shorter skirt, it’s very easy to just extend the lines of the skirt pattern to suit your style.
This pattern uses about a half yard of 60″ fabric, so it’s a great way to showcase a pretty knit print without using a ton of fabric. Make one in every color of the rainbow and she’ll be set for summer! Grab your free copy of the Monkey Bar Skirt now and you’ll be whipping up these little gems within an hour.
the fine print: This is a free pattern. Please keep that in mind before you engage in any customer service requests. I know many bloggers are gun shy about releasing free patterns because historically there have been a lot of unreasonable requests and rudeness (not from Crafterhours readers, obviously, because you guys are the best. I can honestly say that I haven’t had a single issue with a free pattern from you guys). I’m happy to answer any questions you may have, but I can’t offer the same hand-holding that I would for a paid pattern. I can’t email this pattern to you, I can’t make it in bigger/smaller sizes, and I can’t make a skirt and mail it to you. I hate to have to put this out there, but I’m hoping it’ll prevent any future disappointment and angst. Ok, I’m done now – go forth and sew!