Sku: S1172


A-line skort/skirt with a panelled front, side slip in pockets and a-line back, finished with a flounce for better movement. Comes in short and above the knee lengths. Paired with short length fitted shorties with an optional gusset and side slip in pockets or long fitted shorties with optional gusset that can be paired with only the long skirt length.  Can be finished as a skirt, shorties or a skort (shorts with a skirt overlay).  Yoga waistband provides additional comfort and comes in high and medium rise (above and below the navel). Optional zippered pocket at the back of the waistband.

The pattern offers the following options:

View A - shorties with pockets, gusset and a medium rise yoga waistband
View B - shorties with a pocket and a high rise yoga waistband
View C - a short skort (shorties with pockets and a skirt overlay) with a medium rise waistband and a zippered waistband pocket
View D - above the knee skirt with a high rise waistband 

Inseam information (shorties):

short length
Petite 8.5 cm  / 3 3/8 IN  / Reg 9.5 cm / 3 3/4 IN Tall 10.5 cm / 4 1/8 IN 

Long length
Petite 15.3 cm  / 6 IN Reg 17.33 cm / 6 7/8 INTall 19.4 cm / 7 5/8 IN

Techniques to master: serging, topstitching, hemming, installing a zipper

This pattern is designed to get professionally looking garment using a standard sewing machine. 

Comes with a detailed tutorial with step by step instructions and photos.


1. PDF tutorial with pictures (25 pages)
2. A4/Letter layered multisided  pattern in sizes US0-US30 / XXS-4XL PETITE/REG/TALL (40-44 pages)
3. A0/Copyshop layered multisized pattern in sizes US0-US30 / XXS-4XL PETITE/REG/TALL (2 pages) 
4. Projector multisized layered pattern with a calibration grid in sizes US0-US30 / XXS-4XL PETITE/REG/TALL
5. Facebook group support


The pdf pattern comes in US0-US30 sizes in PETITE, REGULAR and TALL height range.  


The pdf pattern is a beginner (2/10)  level and moderately easy to sew for a plain version of the skort/shorties. If you're adding a zipper you may need some patience.
Takes 1-3 hours to finish (time may vary depending on your skills, equipment and supplies).


Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 30-50% horizontal and vertical stretch and medium recovery like performance, athletic, swim fabrics, cotton lycra, bamboo lycra, ITY and similar.  

Main fabric- shorts and outer waistband

Short and long (without pockets) 0.4 m / 1/2 yd 
(short with pockets and can include waistband lining) 0.6 m / 2/3 yd

Short 0.6 m / 2/3 yd
Short with pockets 0.7 m / 3/4 yd (some sizes can include the waistband lining with given yardage)
Long 0.7 m / 3/4 yd


Short with or without pockets 0.9 m / 1 yd (plain can include waistband lining yardage)
Long 1.1 m / 1 1/4 yds (can include waistband lining yardage)


Main fabric- skirt and outer waistband 

US0-US6 0.7 m / 3/4 yd 
Short and long (with or without pockets) 0.9 m / 1 yd

Short (with or without pockets) 0.7-0.8 m / 3/4-7/8 yd 
Long (with or without pockets) 1.2 m / 1 1/4 yds


Short (with or without pockets) 1.1 m / 1 1/8 yd L
Long (with or without pockets) 1.4 m / 1 1/2 yds

Lining fabric- inner waistband and/or zippered waistband lining pieces 0.2 m / 1/4 yd

(zippered back waistband pocket only) Knit interfacing- 0.1 m / 1/8 yd

NOTE: if making skirt with shorties, you may need about 0.2 m / 1/4 yd less than the combined yardage


  1. 7-15 mm / 1/4-5/8 in wide clear or lightweight knitted elastic for stabilizing the waist equal to your waist measurement plus 10cm / 4 in

  2. (back waistband pocket) 20 cm / 8 in soft nylon zipper for the back pocket

  3. Matching overlocker threads, preferably wooly nylon stretch overlocking thread or regular polyester thread 

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Our patterns come in extensive sizing range and each pattern offers Petite/Short, Regular and Tall options. All options included into the patterns.

We do not offer separate cup sizing for our knit patterns.

Cup sizes for different sizes you can find in the table below. The sizing letters refer to 'sewing cup size' which is measured as a difference between upper and full bust in inches. This cup sizing is different from bra cup sizing. As a general rule our patterns fit well majority of our customers without additional modifications. 


Full sizing guide for Women 

* Please note that some patterns have US0-US22 sizing included into the patterns. Check individual pattens to get that information. 

PETITE 152-160 cm /5 1” - 5 3”
REGULAR 162-170 cm / 5 4” - 5 6”
TALL 170-178 cm / 5 7” - 5 9”

More information: What is the difference between Petite, Regular and Tall

Sinclair patterns - PDF sewing sewing patterns sizing guide

Full sizing guide for Men 

SHORT 163-170 cm /5’4” - 5’7”
REG 173-180 cm / 5’8” - 5’11”
TALL 183-190 cm / 6’-6’3”
Sinclair Patterns Sizing guide for Mens patterns


Full sizing guide for children 

Our sewing patterns for children is are for 2 body types - Regular and Slim. Please note, that Regular and Slim sizing charts refer to the body type (vertical to horizontal measurements proportions) and not to the fit of the garment.

REGULAR sizing
Sizes A-R or D-R (check individual patterns for sizing)  
HEIGHT 56-164 cm / 22-64.6 in or 80-164 cm / 31.5-64.6 in
Appr. 0 Months - 14 Years or 12 Months - 14 Years

SLIM sizing
Sizes D-R
HEIGHT 80-164 cm / 31.5-64.6 in
Appr. 12 Months - 14 Years

Sinclair Patterns kids - sizing guide pdf sewing patterns

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This is a PDF pattern that is delivered as a downloadable file which you can further print at home, print at copyshop or use with your projector.
The files provided with the pattern are Read only. You cannot edit them.
You need to have Adobe Acrobat (free app) to open and print them.
You can use this pattern for your small home based sewing business, including manufacturing small batches of garments for sale.

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