Now that my uni party days are over, I don't often wear a fitted skirt, so I was happy to get the chance to be chosen as a tester for the Kairuku skirt for Little Kiwi Closet. My work is very strict on dress code: long black pants only, so I have been well trained to be not much of a skirt girl and the Kairuku skirt is starting to change my stance on skirts!
"This pattern is designed as a close fitting pencil skirt with a flattering centre panel.
Its designed for 30% sturdy knit such as Cotton lycra, merino, ponte, stretch denim."
This pattern comes with a few options as well for you to dress it up or down. Lydia (the designer behind Little Kiwi Closet) worked really hard to make sure it looks amazing on all body types, and I am proud to say that she succeeded!
Kairuku is a really easy sew and is very flattering, I have my third cut out already!
Fun fact: This is made from a 35cm piece of knit fabric I got from a scrap pack(leopard floral..ROAR), and ponte(black).
The knit fabric had around 40% vertical stretch, and I decided to live life on the edge a little and cut it against the grain. The knit fabric was earmarked for undies and I thought worse case scenario, I can still hack the skirt and get the undie pieces from it. I am happy to report that I will not be the proud owner of leopard floral undies, as it worked perfectly for the skirt! No twisting during wear and I think it looks great, do you agree?
This skirt is made with 180gsm cotton lycra, which is not the recommended fabric weight but with a little help from my Spanx I think it looks just as good. I opted for the basic skirt for this print as I didn't have any matching coordinate, and I have plans to make a matching top so I can wear them as a faux dress set!
What is your favourite skirt pattern? XOXO, Kendall and the Cubs