lazy days skirt free pattern

August is meant for relaxing and hanging out on the porch. At least, that’s what we had in mind for this skirt. It’s about as easy to sew as a skirt can be, since it’s made from a single width of fabric. And when it’s finished you’ll still have plenty of time to contemplate the day from the porch swing.

We’ve been testing it on several little girls, and it’s perfect for dog walks too.

With a simple elastic waistband, it’s also comfortable, which is a crucial element for hanging out during the most relaxed month of the year.

But our favorite part is the ribbon at the hem. You can use almost any sort of ribbon in any width you like. It makes a clean finish to the hem, as you can see.

Download and print your free instructions for the Lazy Days Skirt here. We hope you’ll make a skirt or two, and when you’re finished be sure to post photos of your finished skirt (or skirts) to the Oliver + S Flickr group.

And then go enjoy the rest of your summer. Maybe you’ll find a hammock to share with your favorite active little girl.


  1. April 16, 2009 at 4:22 am Link

    Thanks so much for this, great for a beginner sewer like myself, and solves the problem of what to get for my one year old niece! Pic at

  2. April 12, 2009 at 7:19 am Link

    I was looking for a pattern for a simple skirt for my 5 yr old. This is perfect and I made it quickly. It looks lovely. thank you!

  3. March 24, 2009 at 10:19 am Link

    Can’t wait to make one for my daughter when she gets older. 7 months is a little young for it…maybe make one for me? THANKS!

  4. March 17, 2009 at 10:20 am Link

    Just what I was looking for! I'm going to get right to work on these! My little girl is so excited! Thank you :)
    ~Joy & Caroline (4)

  5. February 27, 2009 at 11:05 pm Link

    Just finished this skirt for my 6 yr old…Shazam! that was easy, it practically makes itself! THANKS!

  6. December 31, 2008 at 2:17 am Link

    Oh, this is sooo fabulous. Right up my alley, EASY! I can’t wait to make a few.

  7. December 17, 2008 at 9:28 am Link

    I dont even have a little girl and im going to make a couple … mmm think that will make a great present for the childrens home up the road from us!!


  8. December 2, 2008 at 11:46 pm Link
  9. November 11, 2008 at 10:30 am Link

    Thanks for the great pattern! I love the simplicity of it.

  10. November 2, 2008 at 5:58 pm Link

    thanks so much, off to make one (or three) right now:)

  11. October 25, 2008 at 6:39 am Link

    Wow…I did it!
    I sewed a skirt for my 10yo daughter.
    Thank you so much.
    You can see the photos at

  12. October 14, 2008 at 9:23 am Link

    Thank you for the pattern. I have just made a skirt for my 8yo and she loved it!


  13. October 14, 2008 at 5:46 am Link

    This is so pretty, I can’t wait to try it. Thank you. (I also came to you from Soule Mama)

  14. October 12, 2008 at 11:01 pm Link

    I found you via SouleMama also.
    Thank you very much for this great pattern. It helped me to get a couple of skirts done when I really wasn’t sure I could! Very much appreciated. The post with photos is here:

  15. October 9, 2008 at 11:04 pm Link

    Thanks for the free pattern. I have 2 nieces that I would like to make this skirt for. I don’t sew very much but this skirt pattern looks super easy. Thanks again!!

  16. September 25, 2008 at 11:55 pm Link

    wow, thank you so much for the pattern, I’ve just made two skirts for my 4 yo and she loves them. I now have to make one for every day of the week apparently.
    I have photos on my blog if you want to see what I’ve done.
    Thanks again

  17. September 24, 2008 at 5:17 pm Link

    Thanks so much for the link to the pattern download. I know I could probably work something out myself, but yours are so, so cute, and I really….. don’t have the time for pattern designing right now! Your pictures are lovely too.

  18. September 24, 2008 at 10:09 am Link

    This is wonderful! Thank you (via Soule Mama today).

  19. August 26, 2008 at 1:35 pm Link

    Thank you! Just what I was looking for…

  20. August 25, 2008 at 3:16 pm Link

    I have been SEARCHING for the perfect and EASY skirt pattern…this is adorable! I can’t wait to make one! Thanks!

  21. August 20, 2008 at 12:10 am Link

    So pretty, love the perforated fabric and mint trim. Hmm…with no kids in tow, I’ll make one for myself. ;+)

  22. August 20, 2008 at 12:01 am Link
    Sakura Rose

    Adorable. I love the ribbon hem!

    Jessica Rogers
    Owner, Sakura Rose Boutique

  23. August 19, 2008 at 11:53 pm Link

    Very sweet… I like the simplicity of it:)

  24. August 17, 2008 at 10:49 pm Link

    lovely, and easy. just the way i like it. thank you.

  25. August 17, 2008 at 2:46 am Link

    Cool! Thanks so much for a free pattern. I have been wanting to try a simple skirt pattern lately and this looks perfect!

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