Retro Glam Skirt

Its here!!! The Retro Glam Skirt by Little Lizard King has finally been released! I had the good fortune to be a tester for this pattern and it was worth every minute. The skirt is so cute and the testers came up with so many different looking pieces. It’s a great pattern that is easy to make your own.



The skirt’s design has a retro flair inspired by a vintage apron. It has a button hole elastic adjustable waist, which I loved, with the option to do a regular elastic waist. But there’s no need for that because if you can’t find buttonhole elastic, the pattern gives you directions on how to make it yourself!

button hole elastic waist

I really enjoyed putting the skirt together, which is a good thing because I ended up making three for the test. I first made two for my girls in the Micheal Miller Princess Land fabrics they had been drooling over. I even added a decorative top stitch over all the seams.

decor stitching

Unfortunately, I made a mistake and cut the edge off one of my pattern pieces early in the fabric cutting process. Unaware of my mistake, I pieced the skirts together and came up with TWO skirts six inches smaller than my waistbands!

skirt too small for bad

After discussing this at length with the very patient designer, Tricia, I figured out my mistake. No worries… I made them work anyway!

pink back 2 pink back pink front

I felt I owed Tricia a correctly sewn test garment so I picked some cute fall fabrics out of my stash, re-printed the pattern pieces and got back to work. The skirt is really such a fun and easy sew that I had a third skirt finished in a few hours. I sure hope Joanns has more of the Alexander Henry Willow Shroom fabric in stock because I need it to make a second one now! Luckily, I still have plenty of the Ziggy chevron fabric from Timeless Treasures left over!

n side front 1

back of skirt

n  front

Oh and I can’t forget my favorite part… the hem. I have never used ric rac this way and it is such a cute and easy way to hem a skirt. Genius!

ric rac hem

The Retro Glam Skirt pattern comes in three size options: 6 months – girls 5T girls 6 – girls 14, or you can get the whole size range, 6m-girls 14. It also comes with a doll pattern and for a limited time only, a rockabilly reversible head wrap pattern! Head on over to Little Lizard King and get your pattern today!

n side front 2 n back 3

n back 1

m front n back 2

m side back

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