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.
Um..not sure about high waisted skirts. They look great on Uma Thurman body types. Definitely a no no for me.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love this skirt and love the high-waist.ReplyDelete
That skirt is so chic! Great work!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Nice skirt. It looks lovely.ReplyDelete
Wow - beautiful work...ReplyDelete
Nice! I saw similar skirts in a shop recently styled with a white shirt tucked in. Looked very smart.ReplyDelete
It's always nice to have a build in girdle. :) The skirt is cute!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
The skirt looks FAB.ReplyDelete
Oh how I love high waisted skirts! Unfortunately they no longer love me so I now enjoy them through others. Yours is wonderful!ReplyDelete