Pattern Testing

My Kiera Skirt By Designer Stitch

Hi Guys!  I’m back at you with another pattern test from Designer Stitch Patterns.  This time I signed up to test the amazing Kiera Skirt. Honestly, I wasn’t too sure about the skirt when I first saw the pattern call.  I wasn’t sure if it was ‘for me’ or ‘my style’.  As I saw it show up more and more on timeline, I still couldn’t decide. You can read about my previous Designer Stitch Pattern test here.

Kiera Skirt


V9114 Misses’ Pick-Up Skirt

Vogue even has a pattern similar to this style of skirt.

So I finally thought, why not?!  I decided to give it a try.  The Kiera Skirt is very much on trend and can be made in two different styles.  View A calls for a shirring back yoke and view B does not have a shirring back yoke.  The skirt can also be made with an optional waist ties.

The Kiera is meant to have movement and the fabric suggestions reflect that.  The pattern suggests the Kiera be made with the following fabrics, but these are just suggestions.  You can make your skirt however you like, it’s yours!

  • Taffeta and taffeta types
  • Silk and silk types
  • Very lightweight cottons
  • Very light linens.

Here is my version of the Kiera Skirt.

Kiera Skirt Close Up

Kiera Skirt Close Up

I made my Kiera using this black peachskin fabric I purchased from Walmart that can be found here.   Peackskin is a very soft 100% polyester fabric which is so very flowy.  I really wanted to make my skirt with pink fabric, but they didn’t have enough fabric for the yardage required.

Tied up Kiera Skirt

Tied up Kiera Skirt

One of the main elements of this skirt are the ties inside the skirt.  You can tie the ties together to gather as much or as little as you like.

Side View

Side View

This is my second Designer Stitch Pattern test and the pattern states it is “true-to-size” and they really are.   I cut a size 7 based off of my waist measurements and I think it fit perfectly.  The pattern instructions are really easy to follow.  I decided not to do the shirring option but the pattern included amazing color photos and instructions, just in case you aren’t sure how to it.

As I mentioned, you can tie it up, or not.  Here is a full view of the skirt not tied up.  I love my Kiera so much and I plan on definitely making this very easy sew again.

Not tied

Not tied


Hoping up my Kiera

Holding up my Kiera

What did I love most about the Kiera Skirt pattern?

This pattern pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me try something different. I love the ties that make each skirt totally unique and all yours. No one else will have your skirt, I promise. I also loved the fit of it. The pattern size are true to fit and I love the way my Kiera fits.  I like to also wear my Kiera without the ties. My skirt has such a beautiful drape to it. Although I was scared of the shirring, I think I will give it a try when I make my next Kiera.

The Kiera pattern was just released today and you can get your own copy HERE.  It will be on sale until May 30th, so make sure you get yours soon.

What do you think about my Kiera Skirt?  Let me know in the comments below.

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