It was only when browsing through my instagram feed that I came across a gorgeous skirt by Lone Star Couture - you can see it on her blog here -http://lonestarcouture.blogspot.hk/2018/03/my-easter-confection.html. I didn't recognise the skirt pattern at all and had to go and dig out my magazine.
What I love about this pattern is that it has a full front, with the pleats stitched down to control the fullness at the waist and a plain aline back. Now I know this isn't really groundbreaking, but I haven't come across it before. Full skirts can be a bit...too full on my hips, although I love the look so this seems like a perfect solution.
Construction is very straightforward although I did get a bit confused putting in the pockets. They are shaped so they go right up to the waist seam which is good as it keeps them in place. I'm not sure I set them in the correct way. Still, they work and look OK so that will do. I'll see how much I use the pockets. I know some people go mad for pockets and I admit they are good for posing in, but I don't think I'd ever put anything in them. Without the pockets this will be even quicker and easier to sew and I can see a few of these in my summer wardrobe this year.
So, don't be put off by Burda's magazine photo or the description of a winter skirt - this is a great basic pattern that will work in a variety of fabrics.
I'm wearing it here with Style Arc Madeleine ponte top