Add a Faux Button Placket to a Skirt

To make your skirts special and unique, learn how to add a faux button placket to any skirt pattern! It’s only decorative so the placket  will never pop open!

I usually stick to neutrals for my closet, but this skirt is bringing me all sorts of happiness and sunshine right now.

I used one of my free skirt patterns to make this skirt, but I added a faux button placket for an extra special detail.


– Free elastic back skirt pattern – Skirt fabric – Buttons – Sewing machine


Figure out your skirt pattern pieces using the free flat front skirt pattern. Add 1 extra inch to the skirt front piece. Cut out the front skirt piece.


Fold the skirt along the center front and pin along the side seams. Press the fold along the center front. Sew 1 inch from the fold along the center front.


Open the front piece and lie flat. Press and flatten the front fold matching the center fold with the seam beneath. 

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