There is a new pattern releasing today from Itch to Stitch and it's free! The Lindy Petal Skirt is a fitted, knit pencil skirt that sits at the natural waist with overlapping panels in the front to give that cute petal shape. I got to test this lovely knit skirt and I can tell you how good it is. Well, first of all, did I say it's FREE! It's a full, top quality pattern and the price doesn't get any better.
The pattern is from Itch to Stitch (aff*), the same one that brought you the $1 Idyllwild Dress and Tee pattern that I loved and I talked about in this post. I have been really impressed with this designer. Her patterns are thorough and well fitting. This pattern, even though it's free, includes size charts and a complete chart of finished measurements, guides for adjusting fit, and layers feature for printing only your size. The pattern is complete and thorough with all appropriate markings, grainline, stretch direction, notches, and lengthen/shorten line.
The pattern is easy to put together and quick to sew. You could easily make one up in an hour. I made my skirt according to my regular size, XS. My hip measurement fell between the XXS and XS, so I went with the upper size and I really like the fit. I used a cotton lycra knit fabric that was very stretchy but fairly heavy weight and I like the structure it gives the skirt. You could also use a fabric with more drape for a little bit different look. I also shortened mine by 2 inches according to instructions in the pattern because I am pretty short, at 5'2.
I love that you can wear this skirt dressed up or dressed down. It would work great at the office or on the weekend. Since I don't work in an office, I expect to be wearing mine with a t-shirt and flats or sandals most of the time. But it still looks really cute and put together while being very comfy.
Check it out and download for free at Itch to Stitch (aff*).