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The Lizzie Skirt

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The Lizzie skirt sewing pattern from Sew Over It is perfect for a beginner dressmaker. The Lizzie Skirt has pleats, in-seam pockets, a full lining, a waistband and a concealed zip. This is great for a beginner as there is lots to learn, for intermediate and advanced sewers a fun afternoon project.

What we think: Everyone loves a pleated skirt and there are lots of options to challenger yourself with this. If you’re looking for a challenge why not make it up in a silk or a lightweight suiting.

Suggested Fabrics: We recommend a light to medium weight stable woven fabric such as cotton poplin, lawn or broderie anglais.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting


UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day

Pattern format


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    5 out of 5 My favourite plated skirt!


    My favourite plated skirt! I have made two Lizzie skirts, this teal one out of a rayon-nylon blend and another skirt in a rayon challis. With these nice drapey fabrics, the skirt sways and flows elegantly when you walk or dance 😊

    This is a beginner to advanced-beginner pattern. The side seam pocket, invisible zipper, pleats and overhang waistband all require some care. The instructions were clear as a bright summer day, with beautiful step-by-step coloured photos that were easy to follow.

    I ended up going a little rogue with the pleating. This is one reason to love pleats: you can make a mistake or have an awkward fit and just tuck it away into a beautiful fold.

    One of the best parts is that I actually used the amount of fabric that the pattern called for. Hourray for not adding to the stash pile!

    What was odd about this pattern is that I did not add to the length. Since I’m 5’10, I usually need to add a few inches to a skirt pattern. For those of you who are shorter, however, I guess it would be simple enough to shorten the skirt after sewing it all together if needed.

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    5 out of 5 Lizzie Skirt


    The Lizzie skirt is a very simple pleated skirt. I made my usual size 10 in SOI patterns and it fits perfectly. I really like the fact that the pattern comes with a lining option, very useful especially if you make the skirt out of lightweight fabrics.
    I didn’t have any problems whatsoever while making it. I found it to be true to size and a very nice skirt to add to my wardrobe.

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    The Lizzie Skirt


    This is a simple pleated skirt with a lining and a waistband with the (UK) sizes ranging from 8 to 20.

    I have made now two skirts using this pattern. For the first one I used wool crepe and for the second cotton lawn. I did not read the instructions very carefully since I have a lot of experience on sewing this kind of skirts, but they looked clear. The length of the skirt surprised me a bit and I did chop about 10 cm off of the hem. I managed to make the whole skirt (size 10) out of 130 cm of fabric, although I had to omit the pockets.

    I like that this is a classic skirt that suits for many occasions and that can be sewn of very different materials. You can always add piping between the waistband and the skirt (like I did) and/or add belt loops or fancy pockets to make it individual. Overall, I great pattern!

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