Ladies Perfect Petal Skirt from Little Lizard King

I am a big fan of skirts. For me, I think sometimes they're easier to fit than pants if you're buying them off the rack, and I just love the femininity that they bring to just about any outfit. Our next pattern review is a really fun and flirty skirt from Little LIzard King. I'll turn it over to Leonie and Paige to show you their take on it!  

This pattern will be available in the Women's Bundle UP  May 1-8 at a deep discount, and after may 22 at full price in the Little Lizard King SHOP.

Hello, everyone! I’m new around here, so let me introduce myself… I am Leonie from Blue Wren Handmade and I normally sew for babies and little kids. So, WOW, this whole sewing for me - and my non-child lumps and bumps - is a new experience! I guess there is no time like Bundle UP time to go out on a limb!

The Petal Perfect Skirt, by Little Lizard King, is a knit skirt that is an easily achievable project, even for a beginner sewer. It has a cute little ruched cross-over at the front, which is flattering on any body shape, and a comfortable flat knit waistband.There are a couple of heming options, including the lettuce leaf rolled hem version that I chose {overlocker/serger required}.

The tutorial begins with tips on sewing knits and selecting the most appropriate fabric, followed by fabric requirements, equipments requirements and pattern printing and cutting instructions. The pattern has a good size range, covering from US size 0-20. There are sizing and waistband cutting charts, however there is a heavy focus on body circumference rather than height, so if you are taller or shorter than average, keep in mind you may need to lengthen or shorten the pattern pieces. The skirt should sit at the waist, though at 176cm {5’10”} and uncomfortable in short skirts, I found myself pulling it down to sit on my hips {and have it ride up during wear}. The instructions do suggest a wider waistband for taller women, but I feel that, for me,  it simply places the ruching in a less flattering position on the upper leg, rather than hip, and doesn't really add sufficient additional length. Subsequent sews of this pattern will have me lengthen the actual skirt pieces, but I think it would have been nice to see instructions on how to achieve lengthening  or shortening for beginner sewers who are quite shorter or taller than average.

As someone who sews mostly by looking at the tutorial illustration/photos, I found the pattern construction to be very easy to follow. Since I had to, I read to written instructions too and also found them to be very easy to understand.

This is a great skirt for layering, so will be fabulous to have in my wardrobe as we head into the Southern Hemisphere winter… but I imagine it would also be fun in a fabulous print, set off with a fantastic pair of sandals for summer!

How 'bout another version from Paige?