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Not a Pattern Review: iCandy’s Yoga Waistband Knit Skirt

2013 May 3
by elizabeth_admin

So this time I made a skirt for myself and not my sister.  As I mentioned yesterday, I needed to use my own measurements instead of the pdf pattern.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy as Jack says.  ;)

iCandy’s tutorial can be found here.  Even using your own measurements, you might have some sizing issues as the knit you use and it’s stretchiness can change how this skirt fits dramatically.  Basting is your friend here.  Well worth the time before you serge everything.

Basically this is a very easy knit skirt with a waistband that is foldable.  The waistband width is your waist measurement minus 3-5 inches (depending on your fabric) by 10 inches.  The skirt pattern piece is your waist measurement divided by 2 with the hem being 10 inches wider than the waist measurement for the flare.  You serge the waistband, fold it wrong sides together.  Serge the side seams of the skirt.  Put the waistband right side to the right side of the skirt.  Pin in four places on each to ensure even distribution of the skirt to the waist band and then and serge it together.  Then once the hem is done, your skirt is ready for primetime!

I used a knit from the stash.  I bought it from Elliott Berman Textiles in NYC about a year or two ago.  Love this knit.  It’s so soft and comfy.  And the print is to die for.  The print placement was pure happenstance and I love how it turned out.  It’s a very flattering style and easy to wear.  I’ve already received a few unsolicitations at the school pick up line today.  I could see making up tons of these and making this my go to uniform this summer.

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Now go make one or twenty of these for yourself.  So easy!

9 Responses leave one →
  1. Rosie permalink
    May 3, 2013

    You are on fire! I cannot keep up with your mojo! Another lovely skirt!!

  2. May 3, 2013

    Really cute skirt.

    When I read, “your waist measurement minus 3-5 inches (depending on your fabric) “, I started formulating a parametric equation for the waistband width in my head.

    Band(Waist, Stretch) = ???

    Then I thought that, it is not just the stretchiness of the fabric, it’s also the opacity. And then let’s add in body or heft of the fabric…

    One a modeler, always a modeler.

    Did I mention that’s a really cute skirt and I want one?

  3. KayoticSewing permalink
    May 3, 2013

    Love it!!!!

  4. Shar permalink
    May 3, 2013

    I love the print! I’ve been promised a serger for Mother’s Day so I’m definitely going to bookmark this!

  5. May 5, 2013

    What a fab print! And yes, it would be a great summer staple made up in cool knit prints! Maybe it can be lengthened to a maxi style as well? Fun!

  6. May 6, 2013

    Super go-to skirt. I love easy-peasy that looks a million dollars

  7. May 7, 2013

    Really cute skirts! Perfect for summer, right?

  8. Meredith permalink
    May 9, 2013

    darn you learn too quickly! love this one too!

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