This is a very simple pattern, 2 pieces plus a bias strip to finish the back waistband and make the ties. The pattern recommends lightweight flowing skirt fabrics and the short version in the magazine is made from chiffon. Personally I think with the pleats in the front you don't want to use something too floaty and lightweight unless you have an extremely flat stomach! I wouldn't go any lighter than this "silk" and even then I put quite a deep hem on it to help it hang better.
Otherwise the only change I made from the pattern was to leave off the eyelets - instead I cut the tie into two pieces and sewed them to the underside of the front pleat. I didn't have any eyelets or the tool to attach them and was a bit reluctant to make holes in my fabric after making the skirt, even if it is just a poly! Pleat detail;
The skirt has a side zipper and I used an invisible zip. for some reason it really bent outwards so I had to leave the partially completed skirt under a pile of books for a few days to straighten it out. Not very technical, but it worked!
The print is actually cream and brown so I probably won't wear it with a black top but it was sunny before I left for work this morning so I threw on the skirt and grabbed a few photos.
The skirt is fabulous and I really love your interpretation! Well done!ReplyDelete
Beautiful skirt! I love the black and white!ReplyDelete
Love the skirt and LOVE that print. This skirt in on my list, but maybe now it has been bumped up!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the review!
I love your fabric choice - very fun skirt.ReplyDelete
Love this skirt!!!!!ReplyDelete
Great skirt, the fabric is perfect for that style!ReplyDelete