Pattern Testing, Sewing

Pattern Testing | Madrona Skirt

There’s a lot to be said about a pattern that makes you wish for warmer weather but is still versatile enough to be styled for chilly temperatures. Meet the Madrona Skirt by Kimberly of Straight Stitch Designs! If you’ve been following along over the past couple of years you already know I’m a Straight Stitch fan girl. This pattern just adds to my obsession!

Kimberly describes the Madrona as a “flirty meets feminine” modern wrap skirt. It has a narrow waistband that features two button closures.

Don’t let the complex look of this skirt fool you–this is an easy sew that will have you snapping up fabric to make more. Fun fact: the pattern only uses two pieces!

And the best part? You can use wovens OR knits. I’ve been easing back into wovens (I think I’ve been saying that for about a year—ha!), and I made my tester version with a Crepe de Chine from my stash.

Full disclosure: my tester version was cut a smidge off-grain, so the sides stretched out a bit. It really didn’t change the look of the skirt at all for me, but it does make it look it short in the front. You can check out the rest of the testers in Kimberly’s latest round-up post.

For me, the Madrona is such a satisfying sew because you can get it cut out and sewn in an evening. What’s more to love than getting to wake up with something new to wear?! I’m  looking forward to getting a few more sewn for spring. I’m ready for sunny days!

As always, thanks for reading!

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