Sewing Pattern Ideas for Two Piece Summer Skirt and Top Sets

Fun, fashionable, and flirty pattern ideas for the home sewer to make matching separates.

Girl wearing a DIY blue top and skirt matching separates set.

Today, I have sewing pattern ideas for two-piece summer skirt and top sets to give you a leg up on summer!

If you are in “waiting” like me, this season is the perfect time to start thinking and planning your warmer-weather wardrobe.

P.S. The cute, young model is a family member, and the old one is me! 😁

What is a Skirt Set?

A skirt set is a matching top and skirt that can be worn together or separately with other clothing pieces.

You can also create other kinds of sets by pairing two matching top and bottom components that create a stylish, pulled-together look.

Unlike a stiff suit, “coords” or coordinates are soft, unstructured, and comfortable.

I love this method of dressing! And I am ready to fully embrace it and make some clothes to enjoy the benefits.

Two Piece Dressing

If you’re looking for a versatile and stylish option, a two-piece summer skirt and top set is an excellent choice.

Two-piece dressing extends your wardrobe by giving you the ability to mix and match with other items of clothing in your closet.

Sets are fun to plan and sew, plus they provide so many possibilities for creating outfits.

All of today’s two-piece set sewing patterns are brand new, trending, and stylish.

I included a few beginner’s easy-to-make designs. But I also included a few with an average sewing ability rating for the more experienced sewers.

And bonus: not only will you gain a unique collection of combinations that fit you perfectly, but you’ll also have the joy of knowing you made it yourself!

Check out more clothing styling tips here.


Below are the sewing materials I used for my blue two-piece set.

Your supply list will be a little different based on what you decide to make, but you get the idea.

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Sewing Pattern(s) mine are Simplicity 8299 & 1112
Matching Thread
Sewing Scissors HERE or
Rotary Cutter HERE
Sewing Board HERE or
Safe Cutting Surface HERE
Straight Pins
Fabric for Skirt
Elastic for Waist not pictured
Tape Measure optional
Paper Scissors not pictured
Sewing Machine not pictured
Notions per pattern

Skirt Set Patterns

You can use two patterns to create endless coordinate possibilities, or you can do it quickly and easily by choosing a two-piece set pattern like the ideas below.

Wrap Skirt with a Bra Top

New Look N6722 (affiliate link)
Misses’ Bra Tops and Wrap Skirt
Sewing Rating: Easy

This separate set includes a bra top and a cute wrap skirt.

The top has a center back zipper and princess seams, including an optional elastic back smocking variation.

The skirt has waistline ties, side seam pockets, and an elastic waistband.

A wrap skirt is an excellent option if you are looking for a versatile skirt design that can be dressed up or down for different occasions.

Try adding details to your tank, such as ribbon trim or ruffles, or wear it with pretty jewelry for a feminine and flirty look.

When wearing the coordinates individually, sport your top with baggy jeans, cargo pants, or wide-leg trousers.

If you are daring, wear the bra top under your favorite blazer or jacket.

Pair the wrap skirt with a classic white tee or your favorite graphic tee.

Then, add a light cardigan or denim jacket when the air conditioning gets too cool.

Tiered, Fitted Skirt with a Halter Top

Simplicity S9613
Misses’ Top and Skirts

Sewing Rating: Easy

This playful cropped halter top has bust and waist darts plus a side seam zipper with an option for a low or high back.

You could also easily lower the top’s hem to skim the waist for a more modest look.

A tiered skirt is an excellent option for those looking for a pattern with multiple layers of fabric.

Options include a fitted-waist skirt that has a choice of two lengths. In addition, it has working front buttons, soft gathers, and trim options.

The halter top would also look cute and casual with shorts when wearing your pieces separately.

Another great alternative would be to dress it in long pants or culottes.

Try pairing your skirt with other fitted top styles. This proportion will help balance the skirt’s volume, therefore, the entire outfit.

For example, a full, voluminous top will add a lot of fabric and bulk to the top half. When combined with your full-tiered skirt, it will make you look larger.

However, if you want more detail in your top, keep it in scale and well-proportioned.

For example, pair your tiered skirt with a smaller-scale peplum tank top for a playful and fun look with a touch of femininity.

Elastic Skirt and Mock Neck Top

Simplicity S9757
Misses’ Knit Top and Skirt in Two Lengths

Sewing Rating: Easy

Create this easy-to-sew comfortable set with a knit top and slim skirt.

The fitted top has cap sleeves, a high mock neckline, and optional ruched side seams. You can make the sassy crop or longer style for a more modest fashion.

It is paired with a flattering skirt with an elasticized waistband and a figure-hugging fit. Sew it in either a midi length with a side slit or a mini length with ruched detail.

When wearing the pieces individually, almost any bottom style works with the mock neck shirt.

The top would be adorable with a full or pleated skirt. It works well with shorts or pants, also.

For those bolder girls, use the top as a layering piece under a women’s blazer paired with leggings.

Finally, get creative and pair it with different fabrics, such as skinny jeans or a leather skirt topped with a suede jacket.

Button-Up Skirt with a Tank Top

Simplicity S8927 (affiliate link)
Misses’ Tie Front Tops and Skirts by Mimi G Style
Sewing Rating: Average

A stylish front button crop top with straps and darts at the front. The skirt has paneled front and side seams and a button closure.

A button-up skirt is an excellent option for those looking for a pattern that is both comfortable and easy to wear.

The tie-front crop top would be cute and trendy, worn with cropped jeans or an uncomplicated midi skirt.

Wear the midi skirt with a relaxed buttoned blouse, graphic tee, or a playful ruffled tank for a warm-weather ensemble.

Slim High-Waisted Skirt and a Cropped Tank

New Look N6741
Misses’ Two-Piece Set
Sewing Rating: Average

Make this trendy two-piece skirt set! It includes a cropped top and a matching slim skirt.

The top options have one or two shoulder straps with a side zipper. The skirt has a waistband and a long slit in front.

A high-waist skirt and crop top are excellent options if you’re looking for a classic summer look.

Wear the cropped tank with high-waist skirts or pants for other pairing options.

If you make the top longer, tuck it in. This cinches your waistline and is very flattering.

Other ideas to wear with the DIY slim skirt are fitted tees and bodysuits.

Or couple this skirt with a relaxed short sleeve blouse, and finish with a long, lightweight open-weave cardigan, cropped jacket, or summer blazer.

Flounce Skirt and Bralette Top

Simplicity S9552
Misses’ Top and Skirts
Sewing Rating: Average

This lined crop top has princess seams, button front straps, and a separating invisible back zipper.

The wrap skirts have a flounce variation, a large side front pocket, and a button closure.

A flounce skirt and bralette top set are ideal for the bold and confident woman.

Fun to wear, flounce skirts have a large ruffle layer at the hem. Flounces and ruffles are both fantastic ways to add girly elements to your sewing.

A bralette top can be fancy and stylish or low-key and casual.

One main reason for choosing a bralette is that it is designed to be worn without a traditional bra.

So, the tops are cool, relaxed, and comfortable, no matter the design.

For other outfit options, wear the bralette top with your legging for an athleisure look.

Then, dress it up fancy. For example, wear your bralette with short skirts, high-waisted pants, or culottes, then top it with a blazer.

Or layer it with a sheer blouse or light wrap for the evenings.

Create balance by wearing the flouncy skirt with a simple, tucked-in tee or short sleeve knit top. Try different styles of crop tops, tank tops, or camisoles.

Two Piece Skirt Sets

Have a blast designing just the right two-piece skirt set for your color profile, figure, and lifestyle!

Honestly, this is just a taste of the endless possibilities!

To start, choose a sewing pattern, such as one of the six ideas above. Or find another separate matching pattern.

Working with just one does make it easy and convenient! Or, instead, create a more custom outfit by selecting two sewing patterns. There are a million combinations to invent when you use two sewing patterns.

Be mindful. Remember to choose fabrics and coord designs that echo your style.

Lastly, have fun! Because that is one of the reasons we do what we do, right? Happy summer sewing!


Clothing Sewing Patterns

Discover more DIY clothing and accessories styles and patterns in these posts.

They include beginner-friendly sewing projects too!

Hooded Cape DIY
Easy Summer Dress Patterns
Halter Dress Patterns
Tie Front Blouse Pattern
DIY Crossbody Purse or Bag (Free Printable Pattern)
Crossbody Baguette Style Purse
DIY Child or Adult Apron

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