Here's my new black skirt. I love the flouncy hemline and princess seams. And since it's made in knit it's super comfortable. I'm wearing it with this shirt that was completed last month.
And the back. I tucked in my shirt so you can see the waistband, but will wear it with tops that are untucked.
This is a closeup of the gores at the hem. This skirt was actually a lot longer, so in cutting off the excess length I lost some of the twirl factor. Oh well, I like this length on my body much better.
So, I actually made this skirt a few years ago, but had a problem with the waistband. The pattern didn't call for interfacing and, being a knit, it stretched out and sat really low on my hips. Then for some reason I abandoned it, which is surprising to me because I usually always see a project through. But gladly I threw it in a drawer and forgot about it until last week. When I found it I thought - what an easy fix! What was I thinking! - and simply ripped out the waistband, added interfacing, and voila!
I still think this pattern is SO CUTE! Sorry if you do as well because it's now OOP. I made the top with shoulder cutouts at the same time I made the skirt but had some problem with it - not comfortable maybe? It's been a few years so I can't remember. But I love the off-the-shoulder sleeveless top and still have some of the material from the skirt. Although Justin isn't too keen on it but can't tell me exactly what he doesn't like. Too bad, I love it. I'm adding it to my ever growing list of summer sewing.
I'm still working on my Vogue 1021 jacket - have finished the outside complete with hem and shoulder pads and now have to sew the lining and attach it to the outer fabric. I guess I'm probably 5/8 through with it.