Lindy Petal Skirt Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(51 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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Number of pattern pages: 13 (on A4 or Letter Size Paper)

Number of instruction pages: 10

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Size Chart

Lindy Petal Skirt Body and Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your fullest hip measurements to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are in between sizes, pick the larger size if you like a looser fit; otherwise pick the smaller size.
  2. Compare your waist measurements to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your waist best. If you are in between sizes, pick the larger size if you like a looser fit; otherwise pick the
    smaller size.
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the waist and hip. All you have to do is print the sizes that you need, and blend the lines from one size to the next from the waist to the hip.

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabrics that have similar thickness and stretchiness as your final garment fabrics.


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 

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

  1. Bj (verified owner)

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

  2. Josie (verified owner)

    Cute and easy to put together.

  3. Lauren (verified owner)

    Super cute, easy to follow, fits well

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Nice 🙂

  5. Caro (verified owner)

    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.

  6. Danielle Koch (verified owner)

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

  7. Ann (verified owner)

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

  8. Hope (verified owner)

    Easy and super cute

  9. Clare (verified owner)

    Beautiful pattern

  10. Suzanne (verified owner)

    I love it and it’s not complicated to do

  11. Casandra (verified owner)

    super easy and super cute

  12. Mary Anne Pederson (verified owner)

    Love it

  13. Prince (verified owner)

    Very easy to follow

  14. Diane (verified owner)

    Great pattern. Fun make.

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  16. Jacqueline (verified owner)

    I love it quick and easy I’m very comfortable

  17. Michelle (verified owner)

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

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  20. Tove (verified owner)

    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.

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Wonderful experience – easy pattern!

  22. mx (verified owner)

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

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  24. Andrea (verified owner)

    A beautiful design.

  25. Kathy (verified owner)

    I love that this is not just a boring style skirt

  26. Jacki (verified owner)

    Easy yet stunning

  27. Sarah (verified owner)

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

  28. Laura (verified owner)

    Grazie è tutto semplice adesso per me il cartamodelli è preciso

  29. Berit (verified owner)

    Så flot.

  30. Shirley (verified owner)

    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.

  31. Shirley (verified owner)

    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.

  32. Michelle (verified owner)

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

  33. Carla (verified owner)

    I love it

  34. Sabie (verified owner)

    i love the design

  35. Nathalie (verified owner)

    Easy !

  36. Jacki (verified owner)

    Lovely and easy too

  37. CLAIRE (verified owner)

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

  38. Pamela (verified owner)

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

  39. Dawn (verified owner)

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

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  41. Jane (verified owner)

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

  42. Lin (verified owner)

    Well designed pattern, thank you.

  43. Dora Minzenmayer (verified owner)

    I love the pattern

  44. Sarah (verified owner)

    Good instructions easy to understand

  45. mireille (verified owner)

    nice skirt to do and simple

  46. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

  47. Louise (verified owner)

    Very easy nice pattern

  48. Natasha (verified owner)

    Easy to make and lovely shape.

  49. stephaniegamber (verified owner)

    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.

  50. tatjana (verified owner)

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

    Many thanks for this free pattern.

    Greetings from Germany

  51. yohannaseijasparra (verified owner)

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

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