How to Make a Pettiskirt! YCMT on TV!

by Kim on November 25, 2009

We were excited to be invited back to KSL’s Studio5 television program this past week. Knowing the popularity of a pettiskirt, they asked if we’d show people how to make one! So we  put our crafty heads together and came up with this tutorial filled with tricks and tips. Led by the amazing talent of Carla C,  the can-do attitude of Sherrie, and an awesome producer and team at Studio5, a Pettiskirt segment was created! 

We knew you would like to see it, too! So here it is! Sherrie, our assistant site manager at, shined in her how-to demonstration! The segment is a very basic overview of how our version of the Pettiskirt is created, but detailed, step-by-step photo/diagram Pettiskirt instructions are available on our site. Plus, it’s free!


Here’s another thing we love about this skirt! We’ve also included a DOLLY version! We are now entering our 3rd year of our annual “Twirls for Girls” campaign for the “Toys for Tots” program.   Each year we create a new twirl skirt pattern made just for dolly so that you can make and donate them to Toys for Tots. These dolly skirt patterns are free. Our first year was a patchwork twirl skirt. Our second year debuted a dolly wrap skirt. So it is only fitting that our 3rd year would showcase a dolly Pettiskirt!

Happy holidays everyone! Enjoy making Pettiskirts for girls…and their dollies, too!

Find the free ”How to Make a Pettiskirt” instructions here.

Find the “Twirls for Girls” patterns here.

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Your eye may have caught those adorable t-shirts that matched up with the Pettiskirts! Now you can make those, too!

To find the paper applique pattern (to be used with a regular sewing machine) for the stocking, click here.

To find the machine embroidery design for the gingerbread girl, visit our sister site, Click here.


1 Krista Fields 11.26.09 at 5:37 pm

My daughter and I are starting on our Toys for Tots skirts next week. I’m going to add this to the agenda.
I did not find the form to summit with the skirt however and the one on the site right now for the twirl skirt is dated 2008 (at least I think I seeing that right.)
Thanks ladies!

2 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 11.30.09 at 10:19 am

WOW! Sherri did such an amazing job! She was so cute, calm, and collected! :) And the Skirts are absolutely adorable! The perfect skirt for Toys for Tots this year!

Thank you!

3 Christine H. 12.03.09 at 1:32 am

Yes, I’ve downloaded this and my four granddughters are going to look so cute Christmas morning!

4 Jean Lowenberger 12.03.09 at 4:57 am

Another winner ladies!!! Brooke enjoyed the pink/brown combination, the same colors that are my oldest graddaughter’s favorite. Yes, I too have downloaded the free instructions.

5 Abbie 12.03.09 at 5:18 am

Brooke enjoyed the pink and brown which are my fav colors too! Very cute!

6 Kimberly 12.03.09 at 7:50 am

YEA! I have been wanting to make a pettiskirt for quite awhile now… THANK YOU so much for the free pattern! I can’t wait to try it out! I downloaded it right away!

7 Sara@HappyBrownHouse 12.03.09 at 8:02 am

Brooke enjoyed the pink and brown. I really love the red and black one the model was wearing.

8 Laura Pearce 12.03.09 at 8:17 am

Thanks so much for the pettiskirt instructions. I have not made one successfully from previous tutes, but I hope to try again eventually :) I downloaded my copy and I can’t wait to give it a whirl :) Or a twirl….?

9 Robyn 12.03.09 at 8:18 am

I downloaded the pattern. I just hope I have time to make one before Christmas!

10 Tiffani 12.03.09 at 8:24 am

You did a great job on this segment! Brooke liked the pink and brown combination

11 Connie T 12.03.09 at 9:21 am

Brooke liked the pink and brown colors….which I think are really a great combo myself!!! Beautiful!!

12 gramma grammie 12.03.09 at 9:33 am

Ooooo, going to download it this second!!

13 Marilyn2222 12.03.09 at 11:11 am

She loved the chocolate and pink combo…as do I.

14 Dina 12.03.09 at 11:44 am

Yes I downloaded the instructions!

15 Sarah in MO 12.03.09 at 1:57 pm

Yay! I’ve downloaded mine! The girls around here would love these!

16 Beth 12.03.09 at 2:06 pm

I downloaded the instructions. Not sure who I will use them for, but they are oh so cute!

17 Becky 12.03.09 at 4:00 pm

Yes I have downloaded the pattern. Brooke liked the brown and pink.

18 Carolyn Hutchinson 12.03.09 at 5:03 pm

She liked the brown and pink best. I just downloaded the pattern. Thanks so much

19 shelley cline 12.03.09 at 7:13 pm

wow is this sherri the former sherri bartholemule (sorry i butchered the last name) if it is way to go girl.

20 Crystal 12.03.09 at 8:22 pm

I have downloaded the ebook, because I love the YCMT ebooks, but I have not tried to make a pettiskirt yet.

21 Rachel 12.04.09 at 9:27 am

I downloaded the pattern, thank you!

22 Adena 12.04.09 at 7:10 pm

Pink/brown. I love that combo too, and blue/brown which is my bedroom.

23 Laura 12.04.09 at 8:59 pm

I think she loved the pink and brown together. I like the christmasy ones and yes I have downloaded the free pattern although I had already made two without any instructions on my own. But I think it is always a learning experience to see how someone else tackles the same idea!

24 Sheila C 12.05.09 at 10:54 am

This is a great skirt!! Brooke loved the pink/brown combination!



25 Karen 12.05.09 at 6:13 pm

Brooke enjoyed the pink and brown, and yes I’ve downloaded the pattern. One of my grandaughters will love this … maybe in black and red!

26 Jaime B. 12.06.09 at 10:00 am

Brooke loved the brown and pink and who wouldn’t. It is lovely. I have downloaded and made 3 Christmas pettis.

27 Ng Lay Yen 12.06.09 at 6:15 pm

Thanks for the wonderful sharing ! The pettiskirts are sure pretty. I have downloaded the free pattern. I wish that I could make this for my two daughters soon.

28 Jennifer C 12.07.09 at 9:03 am

I’ve downloded it! My daughter will love playing in this.

29 Melissa 12.08.09 at 10:42 am

That is soooo stinkin cute – I need to find a little girl to make that for! Brooke loved Pink & Brown of course – two hot colors!

30 Deborah K 12.08.09 at 4:39 pm

yes, can’t wait to make it

31 Star 12.10.09 at 2:50 pm

Brooke liked the pink and brown color combination, which I love and so does my daughter! She would LOVE a matching doll skirt as well!

32 Vicki Arnold 12.10.09 at 3:35 pm

She liked the pink/brown. I downloaded this and may give it a go after the holidays for Valentine’s day or maybe my daughter’s 4th birthday in April.

33 Andrea McMann 12.12.09 at 6:29 am

Brooke liked the pink & brown. I did download this, and I think my daughter would like a bright pink one!

34 Kelly O. 12.15.09 at 6:48 am

brooke liked the chocolate brown and pink combo!

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