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When I tested the Skipper Skirt pattern a few weeks ago, I made my daughter a school skirt. When it was done and she tried it on, it was just barely long enough to meet the dress code. If I had been thinking when I made it, I would’ve measured the finished length and then lengthened the tiers and ruffles. However, it never occurred to me, so I’m adding a tier.
I measured the around the bottom of the 2nd tier and ruffle. Since I’m doing a size 12, my measurements were very close to the measurements on the cutting guide. I need a tier that’s 5″x41.5″ (don’t forget to add your seam allowance – in my case 1/2″) and a ruffle that’s 5″x72″ (again, seam allowance). Also, if you’re material isn’t that wide, you can cut two pieces that are both half the width – so I’ll cut two 5″x36.25″ pieces for the ruffle. Sew the short edges of the tier together. Repeat with the ruffle. You should have two tubes. Hem the bottom of the ruffle using your preferred method.
Now, follow the directions in step 7 of the Skipper Skirt pattern where it tells you how to put together the bottom ruffle and attach it to the skirt.
With the extra ruffle on it the Skipper Skirt is definitely long enough for a school uniform skirt.