Pattern: Lindy Skirt by Itch to Stitch
Fabric: ponte and double knit from Metro Textiles
Jacket: Michael Kors
Looking for a quick, instant-gratification project that’s perfect for any season? Say hello to this cutie – the Lindy Skirt from Itch to Stitch Patterns. I made this skirt as part of the Itch to Stitch birthday blog tour (1 year old this week!), but there was a catch – I needed to “hack” the pattern somehow.
How to hack a knit skirt with an elastic waist that’s just three pattern pieces…I was stumped for a bit. Do I add a pocket? Some trim? Nah, how about different fabrics for the skirt overlaps!
The solid black fabric is a nice, beefy ponte I’ve used for various projects, and the polk-dot is a double-knit I’ve had kicking around in my stash for awhile. Nothing like a stash-busting project! I thought it would look cute to have the polka-dot peek out as the bottom layer of the petal skirt, a detail that would take this skirt from another basic black skirt to something a little bit more fun.
See? Looks like a basic black skirt in the back. Business in the back, party in the front, my friends.
I honestly made this skirt in one evening, from cutting out to finishing the hem. The sizing was a little tricky to get right since I fell smack-dab in-between sizes, and I ended up cutting out an extra-small instead of a small, because the small ended up being too loose in the hips and waist. The fit is a little bit tighter than I normally wear, but I think it’s necessary for a knit skirt.
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