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