Stitch Week - Day 3 - Uptown and Downtown Skirts

One of the themes for the Spring 2013 of Stitch is Simple Skirts. I worked in the corporate world of design for over 20 years designing women's clothing for Eddie Bauer, Union Bay and Nordstrom.
I had forgotten how much I love designing clothes!!  The downtown skirt is a fun and easy project.  It is made from knit fabric and has a flattering fold over waistband and four panels.  If you haven't made clothing before, I highly recommend starting with an easy project like this.  It would be great in a solid or print and I think it is super flattering in the bias cut stripe!!!
The uptown skirt uses the basic pattern but incorporates a fun knot and gathered detail at the waist.
I will be wearing my "Uptown" with a tank top and sandals this summer.  I've already worn the "Downtown" with tights and boots!!!
Happy Sewing!


  1. Every day you share a project more fab than the last. Starting to think I need this magazine!

  2. Oooohhhh, the waistband detail on the Uptown Skirt is stunning. Love it :) x

  3. YAY!! I have a bunch of knit just waiting to be used! Gotta go find that magazine now!

  4. I haven't worn a skirt in forever ~ but if I did/would I'd make that blue one ~ love it!

  5. So cute! And the pattern pieces are available as a free download on the Stitch site


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