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Welcome to our Favorite Indie Patterns series, curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways. We hope this inspires you to sew for yourself this summer!

Name: The Alder Skirt {For Women}

Brand: Imagine Gnats

Description: The Alder Skirt {For Women} is a retro inspired a-line skirt with generous pockets and an easy-going style. The pleated front and back darts make for a flattering silhouette, while the elastic back means no finicky closures and a comfortable fit. For a less pronounced a-line shape, flat front and pocket options are also included. The alder skirt is perfect for everyday wear, and includes options that are simple enough for a beginner sewist.

Format: Paper & PDF

Skill Level: Beginner

Techniques Involved: Pleats, pockets, topstitching

Sizes: US Women’s 2-22 (hip measurement 32″-56″)

Recommended Fabrics: The Alder Skirt is designed to be made with non-stretch materials, and works well in a variety of woven fabrics such as: quilting cotton, voile, cotton lawn, shot cotton, chambray, linen, double gauze, denim or light-weight canvas.

Price: $15

Customer Examples:

Michelle from Handmade Martini

Cindy from Siestas & Sewing

WIN A COPY OF THIS PATTERN! Tell us about sewing skirts. Do you go short, long, a-line, circle, fitted, fancy, hard-working and practical, with or without pockets?… Have you sewn your perfect skirt?!