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Need a go-anywhere, suits-every-body skirt?
Channel your inner equestrian and make
yourself this beauty, perfect in bottom-weight
wovens like tweed or boucle, denim, crepe or
linen, twill, real or faux suede, or (p)leather.
This also works in stable knits with minimal
stretch like ponte, double knit, or scuba.
A-line midi skirt sits at the natural waist and
has a flared hemline, a waist facing, center
front & back seams, plus long feature darts.
Skirt closes with an invisible center back
zipper; finish your skirt with a narrow hem,
or use the optional lining and hem facing.
This chic skirt is exactly what your wardrobe
has been waiting for...perfect for the office in
a suiting fabric, in denim for a weekend look,
or in a statement fabric for a low-key dressy
outfit. Team it with a simple T, a cozy sweater
or sweatshirt, or a pretty blouse, and top
your outfit with a blazer, bomber or biker
jacket. Your skirt looks fab with old-school
sneakers or ballet flats, low wedges and
block heels, or your favorite knee high boots.
All sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-26 need
around 2 3/8 yards/218cm of fabric; add the same
amount in lining if you are lining your skirt.
You’ll also need about 1/4 yard/ 23 cm interfacing;
(add an additional 1/4 yard/23cm interfacing if
you are facing your hem) plus 1 x 8”/ 20cm long
invisible zipper; topstitching thread is optional.
Fabric amounts are for 60”/150cm wide fabric.
This skirt is fitted without being tight ..really, it is such a great pattern because of this. I made my skirt out of some unknown fibre woven fabric in my stash. I ended up adding some embroidery and I am very pleased.
The pattern is well drafted and goes together quickly. I like the waist on this, as I have almost no waist these days, and I think the waist sits nicely and is flattering.