Our classic Short Skirt is great for just about every occasion, including Mother’s Day. Whether you arrange an outing to church, a restaurant, or just a walk in the park, you can make Mom happy by making her something she’ll love.

Currently featured as part of our Mother’s Day Gift Guide, the DIY Check Skirt is the only DIY Kit pattern we currently feature using our Short Fitted Skirt pattern from Alabama Studio Sewing + Design.

This version of the skirt is made using the reverse appliqué technique and is embellished with beaded eyelet details. Instructions for the Short Skirt can be found on pages 60 – 61 of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design. When ordering, please specify your desired top layer and thread color.


DIY Check Skirt Kit
Basic sewing supplies: embroidery scissors, pins, needles, and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design, which includes all necessary instructions for construction and embellishment.

Purchase the DIY Kit from our online store and follow the instructions for reverse appliqué, eyelet beading, and construction in Alabama Studio Sewing + Design.



Fabric weight – 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey fabric
Fabric color top layer – Light Grey
Fabric color back layer – Natural
Textile paint – Pearl Grey
Button Craft thread – Cream #256
Stencil – Check
Treatment – Reverse appliqué
Beads – Bugle Beads
Bead color – Satin Grey
Knots – Inside
Seams – Inside felled
Binding stitch – Zigzag stitch

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