The Shenanigans Skort is perfect for your mom uniform. Do you chase kids all day? Sweat your buns off at the playground? Play tennis? Run? Yoga? Lounge? Watch soccer? Go to meetings? Play piano? Ride a bike? Seriously, you can DO ALL THE THINGS in this skort! Plus, you’ll be able to do MORE because this pattern is such a quick sew!
The Shenanigans Skort is intended for knit fabrics and includes a skirt with knit shorts underneath as well as:
- 3 rise heights, including a maternity option
- 3 lengths for the skirt – Sporty Spice, Safe, and Prudent
- Gusseted shorts
- Optional flounce
- Optional tennis pocket and credit card pocket
- 4 lengths for the knit shorts
- Can be worn as standalone skirt or workout shorts
We recommend knit fabrics with at least 50% stretch. The shorts need to be 4-way stretch lycra blend fabric, which means it stretches with both with the grain and perpendicular to the grain. Requirements for fabric and notions are listed in the last photo. Check out the Shenanigans Skort Bundle and the Kids’ Shenanigans Skort for matching styles.
This sewing pattern comes in sizes XXS – 5XL.
This listing is for a downloaded PDF sewing pattern, NOT a finished product. Your download should immediately pop up after purchasing, but you can also log into your account at any time and download the package again. Your downloads will include a professionally drawn pattern with trimless pages and layers.
The pattern pieces included are formatted for 8.5×11, A4 (typically outside of the US), Projector, and A0 printers. Please remember to NOT use the A4 pattern unless you are located outside of the US and own an A4 printer and A4 paper. The A0 pattern is specifically designed for large format printing. You have permission from 5 out of 4 Patterns to have this pattern printed at your local copy shop.
The separate tutorial download includes hyperlinks to help you navigate to whichever options you’re interested in doing. It also includes professionally drawn images for each tutorial step as well as pictures for steps that might be a little tricky. We take great pains to make the tutorial as clear as possible! We’ve even included links to our YouTube channel, where you can find video tutorials on certain steps.
Jessica Barahona –
So easy to sew, great comfortable cool skort for those hot days. I love that I don’t have to worry about my grabby kids showing off anything they shouldn’t! Great options take it from sports to every day to work and church appropriate!
Diane Cullum (verified owner) –
This skort so needed to be in my closet. It is just my style; casual, comfy, cute, and with enough options to keep me busy for a while! I love the first one I made and now want more colors! I want to make swim bottoms with it too. Awesome directions, as usual! You won’t regret this one!
Melissa (verified owner) –
I think this is my favorite pattern for ME! It is such a quick, easy sew, yet the options (and fabric choices) help you customize a skirt for so many different activities: athletic wear, swim wear, lounge wear – even date night! I made one with stretch denim and added pockets from the Zen Pants pattern, and it is perfect for a casual dinner or night at the movies with my hubby. The tutorial is easy to understand with clear instructions and great graphics – there’s even a video for the shorts gusset assembly which is very helpful if you never sewn one before. I made my daughter one first (the Girl’s Shenanigans), and I am so glad I finally made one for myself!
Stephanie W. (verified owner) –
I LOVE this pattern! I made it during the sew-along and used leftover fabric from some ninjas I made. The skort is so comfortable and easy to move in. The only thing I wish I could figure out is how to keep it from riding up when I jog! I think my flip belt that I carry my phone in catches it, so maybe I need to add a pocket next time so I won’t need to wear the belt when jogging.
Crystal Anderson (verified owner) –
I used the Shenanigans paired with the Ninjas for the ultimate sun protection for my legs while I float down the river at our cottage. The sewing was easy to follow, and it fits perfectly as per the sizing charts. I used thicker swim fabric (men’s?) for the main and normal swim fabric for the ruffles. This means I can work and play on land without looking weird and go on a float with full protection.
I didn’t have to use my seam ripper once for this pattern – yay!
Joan Ellis (verified owner) –
This is my go to all summer. Super cool yet modest. Need to make them in every color!
kbenert (verified owner) –
Very easy to follow pattern, & was so cute and comfortable! My “practice” skort will pair nicely with my swimsuit top that I have! Thanks for a fabulous pattern!
sarah.bishop509 (verified owner) –
What a great pattern and outcome. I am normally don’t like to use patterns as find them quite complicated. Instead I tend to make my own. This one was so simple to follow using the step-by-step guide. Looking forward to making many more.
Angela (verified owner) –
I am IN LOVE with this pattern!! Very well written and instructions are easy to follow. I’ve made four skorts now in the last two weeks, that’s how much I love this pattern. I’m ready to try more patterns!
Ellen Snyder –
I purchased this pattern 2 days ago but never got a receipt from PayPal and I can’t find where to download it. Did my purchase go through?
Tiffany Boushey –
Hi Ellen, I apologize, we did not see this until now. If you have not already done so, you can email email@example.com and we’ll get if figured out from there.
KristenR (verified owner) –
Fantastic pattern with lots of options to make a skort exactly to your liking. The instructions and the available sew along tutorials on the blog make it a simple, easy to follow sew. This is just the cutest skort ever.
lisanne (verified owner) –
Perfect skort for playing tennis. An easy and simple yet elegant skirt to pair with all the fancy tops. I created mine in supplex and it totally did the job. Easy instructions.
Brenda (verified owner) –
This such an easy sew. I live in these skirts during the summer. Great pattern!
Jennifer Maddock (verified owner) –
I used this pattern in the sporty spice length with the added ruffle to make a swim bottom to match my Alpha tankini top. The pattern and instructions are excellent and I plan to make many more.