Pattern Review: Lindy Skirt


lindy skirt 1

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!


lindy skirt 3

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.


lindy skirt 2

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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10 Comments

  1. October 9, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Quick and simple and changes the look of the skirt instantly!

  2. October 9, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Your pattern hack is really neat — I like how cheery it is! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite sewing memory is when I made a shirt for my two year-old niece, and then made my two year-old son try it on for me. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. October 9, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Oh my word – I super love the mix of fabrics! Way to go!

  4. October 10, 2015 / 2:43 am

    This is indeed a lovely skirt

  5. October 10, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    Cute skirt!
    My favorite sewing memory is making a Dorothy costume for my 3-year-old. She was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz and loved her costume – and wore it almost daily until she outgrew it. I've got it put away for her to remember and enjoy.

  6. Cindy S.
    October 10, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    My favorite sewing memory was sewing the Christening dress for my daughter, and seeing her daughter wear it 35 years later.

  7. October 11, 2015 / 6:44 am

    That looks great! My favorite hmm… I think it was finishing a Marcelle Medallion quilt, my other favorite memories are really "wow I'm out in public and made all the things I'm wearing!" which don't really count ๐Ÿ™‚

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