Not a Pattern Review: iCandy’s Yoga Waistband Knit Skirt
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.
Now go make one or twenty of these for yourself. So easy!