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Friday, January 8, 2010

BWOF 01/09-112 The Girdle Skirt

Before I start on the skirt, while I remember Dei asked for some more info on how I adapted the blue knit top I made recently so I have edited the original post here. Hope that helps.


This very high waisted skirt is probably not the best choice of pattern to make after lots of Christmas overindulgence! I have believe it or not needed a plain black pencil skirt in my wardrobe for some time, had a remnant in my stash and wanted to try a new pattern.

I know I still have 4 of my 7 planned dresses still to make, but I'm a little dressed out for the moment you know. This was a super easy pattern to put together, the only odd thing is that the yoke pieces are interfaced but the skirt is unlined. I don't like interfacing showing on the inside so I lined the yoke section.

Now it may be my peculiar figure but this really is a high waisted skirt, it finishes a good 4 inches above my natural waist. I left off the belt loops because it is unlikely I will wear this with a tucked in top and it certainly isn't going to slip down my hips! However I am really pleased with the end result, a skirt with built in spanx effect! Just don't wear it for big dinners out!

Sorry the pictures are not massively useful, black is so difficult to show properly.


Lining added to yoke section


Close up of yoke and topstitching

On my dressform so you can get an idea of how high that waist is

13 comments:

Gail said...

Um..not sure about high waisted skirts. They look great on Uma Thurman body types. Definitely a no no for me.

Lilian said...

If you can make this work for you than you've got yourself a really great skirt! I looooove this style of high-waisted skirts but there's no way I could wear this with my figure.

senaSews said...

I love this skirt and love the high-waist.

Michelle said...

That skirt is so chic! Great work!

j.kaori said...

How funny --- I just traced this pattern out last weekend! It is good to see your finished skirt look so nice. Thank you for the info about the yoke height --- I may shorten it a bit so it doesn't look overwhelming.

Mardel said...

Nice skirt. It looks lovely.

Marybeth said...

Wow - beautiful work...

Vicki said...

Nice! I saw similar skirts in a shop recently styled with a white shirt tucked in. Looked very smart.

NGLaLALa said...

It's always nice to have a build in girdle. :) The skirt is cute!

amber said...

Looks great, but yeah, that is a really high waist. I think it'd look cute with a skinny belt over it as another way to style it.

Cisa said...

Looking good! I love high-waisted styles. Suprisingly, this doesn't look too high-waisted to me. I have a pair of pants I made from a vintage 40s pattern that is so high-waisted that it literally sits just below my bra!

Els said...

The skirt looks FAB.

Sharon said...

Oh how I love high waisted skirts! Unfortunately they no longer love me so I now enjoy them through others. Yours is wonderful!