There are so many awesome things about skirts. Seriously, what is there not to love? Besides a windy day–which can easily be fixed by weighing down the hem with washers or pennies when you hem a skirt–there is nothing that can go wrong with a skirt. They’re light. They’re flow-y. And can be dressed up for down for a typical workday outfit or a night out with the girls. I was always that kid who wore dresses…with gym shoes, while climbing a tree. I didn’t say I was smart, now, did I? (Luckily my mom took care of that problem with some cute kid’s shorts.) Even as I grew up, dressing up felt like a privilege because it showed that you care that much more about your appearance to others, and recognize that first impressions are essential. In middle school, I wore sundresses until there was snow on the ground. In high school, I would eventually graduate to wearing a pair of heels at least once a week. College made me go back to flats, but when I started working, it was wedges, skirts, and dresses.
Looking back, though, I wish I could thump myself in the head with a stack of these 46 Free and Easy Skirt Patterns. There are skirts in there for any time of the day and any occasion. Business, casual, comfort…I could have started the maxi skirt trend! I don’t even want to do the math on how much money I spent on professional skirts and blouses (or the math on the amount of time I spent collecting the hoard I have now).
But since I can’t turn back time, you can be smarter than I was and take advantage of this incredible collection of skirt patterns. These are some of my favorite summer skirt patterns that will look great on you, and you will have a lot of fun making them with lightweight material for summer!