Vintage-inspired Picnic Skirt Pattern

Picnic Skirt sewing pattern from Charm Patterns by Gertie

  • This fabulous retro skirt doesn’t require a pattern!
  • Make for any size waist measurement.
  • Super-full gathered button-front skirt has big pockets and tons of vintage charm.
  • Mix-and-match with any Charm bodice to create a dress.
  • It’s a great beginner project, or a fabulous staple for seasoned sewists!

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We recommend light- to mediumweight wovens: cotton lawn, poplin, sateen, seersucker, lightweight denim, twill, and canvas; and linen and linen blends.


  • 4¼ yds skirt fabric (you may need more or less depending on the size and fullness you’re making)
  • Eight 1-in buttons
  • Thread to match your fabric
  • 1 yd fusible interfacing (look for lightweight woven or tricot types)