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Linda Skirt in Gingham

Added May 10, 2010

By burdastyle

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One of our most versatile skirt patterns was included in our Restyle series: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/linda. The Linda skirt is a very full and flattering A-line skirt with a cute waistband and side zip. Alden actually made hers herself as one of her very first sewing projects and blogged about it.

Perfect for Spring days and Summer nights, you can make this skirt in which ever color palette suits your fancy and this is a pattern you’ll want to sew over and over again.

Material Notes

2 1/2 yards (2.15 m.) self fabric, 36″ × 55″ interfacing, 7" zipper.
Lightweight wools, cotton, tweed, boucle



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Wool


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    Jun 18, 2010, 08.13 AMby lativa

    Absolutely adorable! It gives me a sort of vintage feeling. Like it very much =)

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    May 13, 2010, 09.30 PMby purplemage

    ReneeBeth – you are brilliant. Will try that tip. Regarding the skirt – it’s great. The entire outfit is fantastic, and it is inspiring, especially since we had all of that teaser warm weather in April. So I’m freezing right now, but it will warm up eventually. And that just gives me time to find some fabric and create a nice skirt to celebrate the beginning of summer.

    I love, love, love the tights – and if I could find tights like these in my size (super – queen) I’d wear them in a split second even if they might be inappropriate for a woman of my age and/or size. Wearing fun clothes is enough to brighten a dreary day.

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      May 14, 2010, 03.50 PMby alden

      One of the funny little things about pictures is that there are silly little tricks, for example, those tights are alison’s and she is super tiny. The crotch of the tights is actually about 4 -5 inches below where they should be :) I did really like them though and if i can find them in my size i will totally buy them!

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    May 12, 2010, 05.52 PMby charlotte287

    I really like this skirt. What is a good source of nice gingham? Yes! Alden looks great. Also, is there a way to make the waistband with elastic in the back?

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      May 12, 2010, 09.29 PMby Dani Restercher

      Ebay! Ebay is the best source for most ‘common’ fabrics.

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    May 12, 2010, 06.14 AMby palomablanca


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    May 11, 2010, 06.35 PMby fabricaddict

    Alden you look stunning!

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    May 11, 2010, 06.18 AMby ladysophie

    You look so pretty Alden!! Your a great model.

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    May 11, 2010, 04.33 AMby kokktu

    adorable skirt! i think it has a lovely drape. i love that top too! is there a pattern for it, please?

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    May 10, 2010, 11.18 PMby camberwellgal

    …I’m living in hope that it might be warm enough eventually to be able to skip the tights, but otherwise love the skirt, and have had something similar in mind for a while.

    Like the top Alden is wearing too; is there a pattern for that as well?

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    May 10, 2010, 10.54 PMby nessys

    Alden – I am always a sucker for gingham – and this skirt looks fab. Your hair – so beautiful I could almost weep!!!!

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    May 10, 2010, 10.30 PMby lilybart

    Alden, you look so pretty in those photos!! Beautiful hair!!

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    May 10, 2010, 04.19 PMby wzrdreams

    I DO like the skirt on Alden. The tights I’m not crazy about, but I appreciate the funky take on a classic look. I would love a long full skirt in my closet, but I think I’ll try for one that is more fitted over the hips.

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    May 10, 2010, 03.55 PMby strickmeise

    I’m very sorry, but I don’t like it! The look of the skirt makes a thick waist and the stockings make horrible thick legs! Maybe both look nicer in another context, but not together!

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      May 10, 2010, 09.00 PMby reneebeth

      For this kind of skirt, if you make it to fit at (or, in my case, slightly above) the narrowest part of your waist it won’t make your waist look thick at all! (I make mine slightly above because the narrowest part of my waist is about an inch long, and when skirts are placed there they balloon out over my hips. Hence, placing it a little bit above the narrowest part makes it fall down my body in a more becoming fashion)
      I appreciate the daring mix of floral tights and gingham skirt, and while it’s pretty cute on you I still think I’m too nervous to pair my floral tights with anything that isn’t super basic!

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      May 10, 2010, 10.52 PMby nessys

      Thanks for the fitting tip ReneeBeth. I always have serious misgivings about my waist – not sure what it is, I think it is just really short and tends to look thick if the skirt is not sitting in the right place. And too – I love the mix of floral & gingham – but am too chicken to try it myself!!!

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    May 10, 2010, 03.12 PMby carottesauvage

    Alden, your loveliest hairdo so far. re -the skirt You made it! :) congrats!

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