Whoa, lately, I’m feeling like I’ve got my sewing/knitting/making mojo back. And it feels sooo good! 🙂
#memademay15 is such a great motivation and wearing my handmade wardrobe feels great and also allows me to find the garments missing from it. The list of things to make is getting longer and it’s exciting! Guess it just one of those things only a DIY can understand! 😉
And as May is usually a month full of long week-ends, this can only mean one thing: lots of sewing and knitting time ahead! (And ice cream, because May means sunshine too! 😉 )
But before the making craze continues, let me share with you my latest make: the Lindy Petal Skirt.
I’ve been very fortunate to test once again for the lovely Kennis at Itch to Stitch. The Jacqueline hoodie, the first pattern I’ve tested for her is such a dream to wear, I couldn’t pass on an opportunity to apply for another of her amazing pattern. And what surprise when she choose me as a tester! Oh, happy day! 🙂
This skirt is very stylish, perfect for a work outfit or a chic night in town. It uses knit fabric and has an elastic waist, so it’s beyond comfortable. Plus the shape is quite forgiving, no need to worry about your behind, it’ll be showcased beautifully in it! 😉
All these features make me seriously considering the idea of a wardrobe full of rainbow Lindy Petal skirt. Wouldn’t that be nice?
This pattern is also very beginner friendly. Kennis is a wonderful teacher and her patterns are always well explained and easy to follow. Even without experience sewing with the sometimes dreaded knit fabric, it’s a great way to try your hand at it and it’s so fast to make, you’ll want to start another right away! Allow about 2 hours from cutting to wearing, so if that doesn’t make it an instant gratification garment, then I don’t know what is!
What I love most about it, is its lovely petal shape. Because the front is made of two panels that creates a very flattering tulipe shape, this skirt has just the hint of detail to make this design interesting while remaining very chic.
And the best thing about this pattern: it’s completely free! Yes, you can now head directly to the Itch to Stitch blog and get yourself a copy of this fabulous skirt. Chances are, you’ll have a new skirt to wear tomorrow at work! 😉
Now, talking about sewing has me wanting more! So, I’m off to finish my Jamie Jeans and already planning a lot of new patterns for the free time ahead. Stay tuned for more makes in the upcoming weeks!