Firstly thank you for commenting on the knit waistcoat on my previous post - it turns out that the pattern is designed for "wools or blends, boucle" which says woven to me and may explain why I had so many issues making it in a very stretchy knit! Onwards, and paying better attention to suggested fabrics....
I picked up this pattern in the recent Thanksgiving sale, to be honest it probably would be quite easy to draft it from a knit pencil skirt pattern, but I do really like Style Arc's designs and I am 100% sure they are better at drafting patterns than I am!
Halle pdf pattern / paper pattern
There's not a lot to say about the construction, the front skirt pieces are shaped so that the mitred corners are really easy to do, you just need to pay attention to the seam allowances which are marked on the pattern. I added a bit extra at the side seams so I could fit on the way and I figured I might need more than the 3/8ths/8mm allowance to play with - I did this on each version as I find all fabrics behave a bit differently.
Here are my 3 skirts :
Version 1 Navy/Black
This is from a heavy black ponte with a navy, slightly sparkly, almost snakeskin print on it. Really hard to photograph, but I love this fabric.
Version 2 Colourblocked
A contrast blocked version from remnants which is always very satisfying. The left front and whole back are plain black.
Version 3 Panel Print
I thought the print would look odd with the asymmetric front so I just used the plain back pattern piece for both front and back. I found it to be a bit clingy from static so I lined it with a stretch mesh lining before attaching the waistband elastic.
This simple skirt is so quick and easy to make that I can see it becoming a bit of a staple in my wardrobe and the plain version will probably be my TNT stretch skirt pattern now. My versions are all for cool weather and quite formal, I'd definitely like to try it in a more casual look like the illustration too.