I got another of my #makenine challenges completed, and it was this skirt that I have been coveting for several years on Pinterest.
I wanted to wear it to work, so that length wasn’t quite going to work for me. I made it longer, but I think I may take the waist off and shave off a few inches. I think I made it a little too long.
Here are the pattern pieces. I did two full fronts and backs and then the overlay that has the front angled down and longer. I ended up shaving off a bit on the underside piece so it was easier to walk in, and so there was less bulk at that side seam.
I also attached the overlay to the side seam and not the waist. I figured it would lay flatter that way.
I used a heavy ponte from Joann’s and a pleather scuba knit that I either got at Joann’s or from fabric.com. Can’t remember which.
I do think that I could have done the hem differently. My PLAN was to line the bottoms and then understitch the hem, but my lining was too flimsy. I had to do a visible hem. I like the cleaner look of the original skirt, though.
I am wearing it here with some RTW. I love how this CAbi jacket looks, with the hourglass type of silhouette it creates. Something to maybe recreate in the future.
TWO items off my #makenine list…seven more to go!