Hi sew-friends! Today I’m very happy to announce the release of the Lela Skirt pattern. If the pattern looks a little familiar, you are correct! I first released this pattern (view A only) in 2015 as the Baseball Skirt. This is one of my favorite patterns, especially for summer and I always felt like it deserved more attention. So, I have renamed the pattern, added two additional views plus the option for a midi-length. Soooo many more options now. And there are more sizes. The original version of the pattern had 7 sizes and this revamped version now has 17 sizes (to match the updated Lou Box Top). Additionally, this pattern is now drafted for a height of 5'10". As always, there are lengthen/shorten lines so that you can easily make a skirt at your preferred length. Seriously, the pattern is better than ever!
One big reason that I love this pattern is that it is very easy and fast to sew (even easier than the Lou Box Top). The Lela Skirt is a straight skirt with an elastic waist and a split hem. There are three pocket options – in-seam pocket, angled pocket and scoop pocket. Plus there are three hem shape options – a subtle curve, exaggerated curve and square. Combine all those options with the two lengths and you can create 18 different designs from this one pattern. The pattern pieces are a Mix & Match style and work in a similar way to the Lou Box Top.
In the video below, I show you all three views in action and talk a bit about sizing and fabric.