Pattern Review: Lindy Petal Skirt from Itch to Stitch **Free Pattern**

When I get frustrated with a pattern, I try and step away and work on something else to boost my confidence.  I'm working on a dress that has princess seams and I need to do a FBA.  I did a muslin, tissue fit and all, and it's still wonky.

While in one of my Facebook sewing groups, someone posted a link to this free pattern.  I'd never worked with a PDF pattern, but it said easy and FREE so I saved it.  This is my "wearable" muslin and review.

Pattern Description: 

Lindy Petal Skirt is a simple knit pencil skirt with an elastic waistband. It features two overlapping curved front panels that resemble two petals. It is figure-hugging and showcases your curves. Lindy Petal Skirt is a quick sew; even starting as a late night project, you will finish in time to wear to the office the next day!

Pattern Sizing:  

XXS-XL I cut a XL

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  


Were the instructions easy to follow?  

Very, I enjoyed how they are written.  Also, as other reviewers have said the instructions on how to attach the waistband are different, but good!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  

It's an awesome FREE pattern, what's not to like!

I will say that I like that it's a quick sew and it can be modified easily.  You can use the back piece for both the back and front for an easy knit skirt if you don't like the petal look.  The pattern is versatile.

Fabric Used:

Interlock Knit

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:  


Would you sew it again? 

Yes, with modifications to the front, a petal skirt is pretty distinct.

Would you recommend it to others?

Yes, great beginner project and free!


Pattern: Free
Fabric: It was $3 a yard at Walmart and I used almost 1.5 yards.   Total: $4.50 


1hr to trace pattern after downloading and taping together then roughly another hour to sew as I basted first to fit before serging.  Total: 2 hrs


Nice easy free pattern to get your feet wet working with knits.  Great starter project! 


  1. Super cute!! It looks great and the fabric looks soft!

    1. Thanks! and yes, very soft and comfy! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Love your skirt! The interlock looks perfect!

  3. That is a GORGEOUS skirt and you did a good job with it. I can't wait to make it.

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to see yours.


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