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From Twig + Tale:

Sew a comfortable, easy-to-wear, gathered or pleated skirt with just the right amount of swish.  With deep treasure pockets and plenty of options to choose from, this is a versatile, go-to skirt for any occasion.  Can be made from woven or knit fabric.

Child with sensory issues?  We have included an optional "sensory waistband" made from soft knit fabric, for a comfy wear.

Suggested Fabrics:

  • Lightweight wovens: linen, cotton, chambray, double gauze, muslin, lawn, viscose rayon. 
  • Midweight wovens suit the shorter lengths better: pinwale cord, velveteen, drill, quilting cotton.  For a special occasion skirt try satin, chiffon, or silk. 
  • Lightweight knits: modal, merino, jersey.  Thicker weights such as French terry are not suitable.  


  • Choice of front gathers or pleats
  • Waistband options: flat-front + elastic back, or a stretch knit "sensory" waistband
  • Deep, functional pockets 
  • Four lengths: above knee, knee-length, below knee, maxi
  • Optional ties for a bow at the front or back

Sizes: 12-18 mo, 18-24 mo, 3-10 years (for Adult size Meadow Skirt, click here, for Babies preemie to 9-12 mos, click here)