Lindy Petal Skirt Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(150 customer reviews)


Lindy Petal Skirt is a simple knit pencil skirt with an elastic waistband. It features two overlapping curved front panels that resemble two petals. It is figure-hugging and showcases your curves. Lindy Petal Skirt is a quick sew; even starting as a late night project, you will finish in time to wear to the office the next day!

Lindy Petal skirt Features

  • Close-fitting knit pencil skirt
  • High-sitting waistband with elastic
  • Two overlapping curved front panels
  • Six sizes (XXS – XL) (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)
  • Layers feature–print only the sizes you need

Skill Level: Beginner+

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? Lindy Petal Skirt pattern now includes an additional large format file that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Additional information



Skill level


Knit or woven



Digital download


A0, A4 / US Letter



Seam allowances



Primary fabric Use medium-weight 2-way or 4-way drapey knit fabric with at least 50% width-wise stretch. For example, your fabric, when folded in half, should be able to stretch from 4" to at least 6" (10 cm to 15 cm). Matte jersey, jersey and ITY knit are good choices. Woven fabrics are not recommended.

Other Materials

  • 1 1⁄2"-wide (4 cm-wide) knit elastic as long as your waist - you can go up to 1 3⁄4"-wide (5 cm-wide), but do not use narrower elastic


  • Ball-point or stretch machine needles

Optional Tools

  • Walking foot for your sewing machine
  • Serger machine
  • Cover stitch machine to finish your hems
  • Twin needles to finish your hems
  • Wooly nylon threads to finish your hems

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.


Lindy Petal Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Lindy Petal Skirt PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

150 reviews for Lindy Petal Skirt Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Debbie

    very easy to follow

  2. Lily

    I never got the pattern! I got a picture of the pattern that prints out on an 8×10 paper. I guess I got what I paid for.

  3. Anonymous

    Beautiful skirt that I admired on an acquaintance and loved.

  4. Leisa

    This pattern is great. Easy to understand instructions, very easy to make and is so flattering.

  5. Ruth

    An easy pattern, and so elegant, thank you for your generosity in designing it.

  6. Holly

    I am new to sewing, and this was a simple, straightforward pattern that I was easily able to grade to my size and get great results. Thank you for this free pattern – it’s a great confidence-builder and introduction to your selection of patterns. The instructions were clear and easy to follow.

  7. Mary

    This pattern is super cute. It took me a while to determine which part of the front pattern was the waist. I emailed Itch to stitch and she was great in responding. Problem solved.

  8. Jessica

    I really like the pattern

  9. Julie

    Such a great pattern! I think I may have chosen the wrong size because initially it was too large in the hips. It was an easy fix however and I have revised the pattern piece for when I make it next time. I do intend to make this again!

  10. Erin Gouthro

    I love pencil skirts. I can’t believe this classic skirt is free!

  11. Anonymous

    Love it

  12. Marie

    I really like all your patterns, and hope to viste your site soon.

  13. LINDA

    I love all the patterns i have purchased! I recently bought the “Sew Beautiful” book, it’s awesome! Keep up the great work!

  14. GIOTA

    very beautiful

  15. Bonnie

    Perfect summer skirt

  16. Anne

    good pattern

  17. Greta

    Very nice pattern 👌🏻🧵🪡

  18. Lorrie

    easy to make

  19. Nora Bertoglio

    I love this skirt! Made a size small and used a medium weight knit.

  20. Estela

    wonderful such a cute skirt

  21. Margaret

    Just lovely, very comfortable



  23. Anonymous

    Awesome. I’m a beginner, I need more practice because I did not understand the instruction on how to attach the waist elastic. Over all, good.

  24. sylvie

    très bien.

  25. Mechelle

    I foolishly made this skirt with cotton. Boy this was very difficult to make. I had to keep taking it the sides of the skirt and for some reason my pattern didn’t really line up. I did get it make and it’s snug , more snug when i sit. but i love , love , love the design. I printed it out again in color, i do not understand how to print from adobe , i tried. but i will try again with stretch material. I am sure it will be darling. Thank you .

  26. Marie-Eve

    Facile a faire pour une debutante comme moi !

  27. RIta

    great pattern and very good to follow;

  28. Ruth

    Easy sew with very pretty results. Thank you for making this a free pattern!

  29. sylvie

    facile à faire

  30. Anonymous

    Great pattern.

  31. Angie

    I love these patterns. I’ve used many patterns from independent designers but the patterns from Itch to Stitch are head and shoulders above the rest. Great designs, size layers available for printing, very clear and consise instructions and affordable.

  32. Anonymous

    Lively pattern and easy to download
    Thankyou !

  33. Joanne

    Easy to sew, quick project. Would like to make it again but will make it shorter. Found inside waistband not so professional looking

  34. Frank

    My fave go to

  35. Anonymous

    A very nice skirt and a good instruction

  36. sixie


  37. Ann

    Easy as 123

  38. Cherie

    Love the pattern, but wanted it for my DIL, who is a beginner sewer, The pattern is for stretch, not sure if she is up to that yet, but I have a piece so she can practice first. She is also the size of a 10 year old. Some alterations will be neccessary.

  39. Jane

    This is a great pattern for a very wearable wardrobe staple. I made it out of black Ponte knit and I love it. It can be dressed up with a woven blouse or more casual with a knit tee, especially the Uvita. Itch to Stitch patterns are stylish, well-drafted, and have excellent instructions. Thank you for offering this free introduction to Itch to Stitch.


    super et jolie jupe merci

  41. Anonymous

    easy to follow instructions

  42. Cassie

    A little short for me but love the style.

  43. Ashleigh

    Super simple and easy to sew – Nice twist on the pencil skirt.

  44. Maria jose

    Gracias exelente

  45. Anonymous

    It’s such a pretty piece.

  46. Nina

    Love it

  47. Jane

    A lovely easy pattern to sew and so stylish. Thank you !

  48. Anita

    Easy pattern and looks great on.

  49. Emily

    I adore that this pattern is uncomplicated without resulting in a run-of-the-mill skirt. I find the fit very flattering as well.

  50. Kelly

    Great pattern, easy to make super cute!

  51. Anonymous

    Love this skirt!

  52. France

    Beautiful skirt. Easy to sew.

  53. Beverly

    I was able to download, print and assemble pattern fairly easily. Thank you.

  54. Amanda

    Very easy and fun!

  55. DARJA


  56. Lynette

    Easy to follow instructions, and very easy to sew. This pattern would be useful to a beginner to have. Beautiful result. My Granddaughter loves it.

  57. Tiborné


  58. Margo

    Great little pattern, easy to make, front detail kicks it up a notch.

  59. Anja

    love it

  60. Denyse

    Great pattern great fit

  61. Carol

    Another freebie that will be well used.

  62. Jacqueline

    Great pattern

  63. Cortney

    This was a fun and easy sew, with nice clear instructions. It was my first time using an Itch to Stitch pattern and the fact that it was free made it a great way to acquaint myself with quality of the drafting & instructions. I definitely have my eye on several patterns to purchase after making this. PS – it’s also fun and comfortable to wear. I’m really pleased with how it came out.

  64. Mariana

    Love the pattern!!!

  65. Anonymous


  66. Claire

    Quick and easy to sew but just doesn’t suit me. Not a fault of the pattern/instructions (which were great – clear and very easy to follow).

  67. Frank

    My second project and it came out great.

  68. Patricia

    Love this skirt!

  69. Peggy

    Very nice. I just have to get them copied as printer would not cooperate.

  70. Robin .

    Really cute pattern and design. Instructions were a little confusing and the waistband was wierd,.

  71. Anonymous

    Such a cute versatile skirt

  72. Anonymous


  73. Paula

    Lovely pattern, easy to print, instructions are detailed, skirt turned out great!!!

  74. Pascale


  75. Johanna

    Very nice pattern. I had to make it longer but that’s normal for me.

  76. Trudi

    So easy to follow the instructions. I do wear my skirts lower on my hips so I brought in the hip shape in slightly. I also made it with ponte material which is stiff and thick but I like to finish. Thank you

  77. Suzanne

    Your instructions are clear , easy to follow.

  78. Vera

    Love this!

  79. Anonymous

    Leuk patroon, past perfect 👍

  80. Mandy

    Great pattern and instructions

  81. Alisha

    Love it!

  82. Anonymous

    Fabulous pattern so easy to sew. Thankyou for making this pattern free

  83. Anonymous

    Would like a straight front hem as an alternative! Knees aren’t as young as they used to be!

  84. Susanne

    Very nice model and and easy to ude pattern

  85. Carol

    I love the style

  86. Julet

    Thank you for the pattern, it’s great. I love the skirt as it’s very simple to make for a beginner, it has easy instructions and is comfy wear too 💕

  87. Izabela

    Easy, nice and I will definitely come back to sewing the skirt soon:))

  88. Beverley

    Beautiful pattern!

  89. theresa

    i like it

  90. Joanna

    Lovely fit and very helpful instructions.

  91. Anonymous

    Just a simple, sweet, cute skirt and so versatile.

  92. annette

    Love pattern beginner friendly.

  93. Anonymous

    looks comfortable

  94. Mayzie

    Love it i made 2 the first day i printed it and will make more.

  95. Dianne Tillman-Reed

    Woman, you have talent. After I’ve built my confidence and gotten a little more time to myself, I want to come back to your site. I’ve just got too many patterns to not try a FBA on SOME of them. That’s the problem I have in a nutshell: confidence, time and too many patterns needing an FBA. But you go on with your bad self creating patterns and I hope I’ll be back. God willing.

  96. Anonymous

    Lovely pattern!

  97. Jennifer

    Super easy pattern to follow, instructions are great and the Lindy Petal skirt went together so easily I couldn’t believe it!

  98. Andrea

    Feminine and comfortable.

  99. Nancy

    I just love all the instructions to this pattern. It is easy to sew. I will sew another one or two

  100. Bj

    Not quite my style, I’m sure others will like it

  101. Josie

    Cute and easy to put together.

  102. Lauren

    Super cute, easy to follow, fits well

  103. Anonymous

    Nice 🙂

  104. Caro

    I have a straight body, no curves, so tried to adjust…end result of my
    muslin was better than final skirt. Learned a ton during the process! Will be making more from this line of patterns.

  105. Danielle Koch

    Very lovely pattern and great instructions! And free, to boot!! Thank you, thank you!!!

  106. Ann

    I used this to refashion a dress. It worked beautifully. And the instructions were super easy to follow. Love!

  107. Hope

    Easy and super cute

  108. Clare

    Beautiful pattern

  109. Suzanne

    I love it and it’s not complicated to do

  110. Casandra

    super easy and super cute

  111. Mary Anne Pederson

    Love it

  112. Prince

    Very easy to follow

  113. Diane

    Great pattern. Fun make.

  114. Dawn


  115. Jacqueline

    I love it quick and easy I’m very comfortable

  116. Michelle

    Love this pattern; very versatile depending on the fabric chosen.

  117. ryane


  118. Brania Naomi


  119. Tove

    Love the design and it’s easy to follow along in the instructions. Came together nicely but was to big even though I went for the smaller of the sizes I was between.

  120. Anonymous

    Wonderful experience – easy pattern!

  121. mx

    It was very good pattern. Now I have perfect skirt 🙂 I’m ver happy.

  122. Irina


  123. Andrea

    A beautiful design.

  124. Kathy

    I love that this is not just a boring style skirt

  125. Jacki

    Easy yet stunning

  126. Sarah

    quick and cute, instructions were easy to follow and the result looks great

  127. Laura

    Grazie è tutto semplice adesso per me il cartamodelli è preciso

  128. Berit

    Så flot.

  129. Shirley

    I made this for my daughter-in-law and it took less than an hour. I loved the method of inserting the elastic. It was a bit short for her to wear to work (she’s a teacher) in the original version. She really likes the skirt so I will make it several more times, just a bit longer.

  130. Shirley

    I made this for my daughter-in-law in less than an hour. I LOVED the way the elastic was applied. I have just recently started to test Indie patterns. I have sewn for nearly 60 years and I’m learning new techniques from you youngsters. Thank you.

  131. Michelle

    Sewn up my first in a nice floral scuba, pattern was easy to follow and I love the finished item. Excellent pattern!

  132. Carla

    I love it

  133. Sabie

    i love the design

  134. Nathalie

    Easy !

  135. Jacki

    Lovely and easy too

  136. CLAIRE

    pattern seems to be easy. cant wait to make several.

  137. Pamela

    I’m new to sewing and this was very easy to follow and understand.

  138. Dawn

    Love the style of this skirt. Good value for PDF. Easy to navigate website.

  139. Anonymous


  140. Jane

    This skirt sewed up quickly, was true to size and is comfortable to wear. The instructions were well written and drawings useful. Thank you.

  141. Lin

    Well designed pattern, thank you.

  142. Dora Minzenmayer

    I love the pattern

  143. Sarah

    Good instructions easy to understand

  144. mireille

    nice skirt to do and simple

  145. Anonymous

    It’s beautiful! The pattern is easy to follow and making alterations is a breeze!

  146. Louise

    Very easy nice pattern

  147. Natasha

    Easy to make and lovely shape.

  148. stephaniegamber

    This skirt is amazing! I finished it yesterday, and I am in love with it! Your directions are excellent, also. Thank you so much for the free pattern. I will be checking out your other styles.

  149. tatjana

    WOW, wonderful skirt, I cant’t wait sewing this skirt too.

    Many thanks for this free pattern.

    Greetings from Germany

  150. yohannaseijasparra

    i love this skirt, i can´t wait to sew this pattern

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Body Measurements
Waist 2378
Hip 34

How to choose your size

  1. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  2. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  4. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.