Hi everyone! I have an awesome free pattern for you to try today, courtesy of my friend Lydia of Little Kiwis Closet! I have tested and made many Little Kiwis Closet PDF Patterns, so I am thrilled that they recently reached 5000 followers in their facebook group!
I love the great tutorials in Little Kiwis Closet Patterns, they really got my confidence up when I picked up sewing again after many years. There’s nothing like the feeling of achievement you get when you suprise yourself with what you can do! They also gave me the confidence to sew with knit after a previous knit-disaster! Now I love to sew with knit more than woven!
So lets take a look at what we started with! I love to repurpose old clothing from the depths of my wardrobe or picked up cheaply at an op-shop (thrift store). This was the skirt from a maxi dress that I planned to make myself a maxi skirt from (so I had already cut off the bodice) and another maxi dress, which both cost me between $1-$3.
Here is the line drawing of the new skirt. It offers multiple lengths, optional pocket styles, a yoga waistband or regular elastic waistband as well as a contrast hem option. It is drafted in sizes 12M – 14 years which is an awesome range! LKC is well known for the options packed into their patterns and even though it is a freebie, this is no exception!
I wanted to make good use of this funky fabric and decided to make a Poppet Peplum to match! It is a slinky poly knit so it drapes really well.
I have already made 6 of these tops in different fabrics and peplum/sleeve styles so it was a super fast outfit to make overall!
I broke up the print with some plain black ITY knit I had in my stash. Of the 6 Poppet Peplums I have made so far I have not hemmed one of them! I love that about sewing with knits! 😉
I love how it turned out looking almost like a dress, but you get the added bonus of mix and match pieces, that would work really well with a plain tee, stripes, tights or jeans!
You’ll have to excuse Miss 9’s wild hair, it’s school holidays here at the moment, so we are very relaxed and it’s very windy!
The next version is a rayon spandex blend so is really light weight, soft and drapey!
I paired it with a cute store bought tank, only because I have been camping and didn’t have any navy knit in my stash (or time to shop for some)!
She loves this one, because it feels as light as air and I love it because I am one of those weird people who likes to match stripes!
I can see myself making a dozen more of these, they are so fast and take very little fabric!
My Miss loves this above knee length style. I look forward to putting some more outfits together. I’d love to make one with black & white stripes and also a denim look knit! They would be great basics to add to your wardrobe.
So how do you get your free copy? You join the LKC Facebook Group and get the code from the pinned post to “purchase” the Straight Skirt Pattern from the Little Kiwis Closet website. There is also a code to download the Kit & Kaboodle Bootlegs for free while you are there! I would also suggest you head over to the LKC Blog to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway to win a pattern of choice from each of these awesome PDF Designers!!
Thanks for dropping by, and as always I’d love you to leave me a comment or tag me in what you make!
The online sewing community is an awesome place to connect ☀️ I’d love you to visit all the bloggers joining in the LKC 5000 followers celebration over the next few days, to see their version of the free Straight Skirt ☀️
Happy sewing and warm wishes,