This pattern is a Very Easy Vogue Skirt. It is described like this on the back of the envelope:
Semi-fitted skirts have lined yokes, back zipper and narrow hem.
A: button trim and mock welts.
Suggested Fabrics: Lightweight woolens, lightweight linen, lightweight denim.
Pattern sizing: Two size combinations: 6 to 14 or 14 to 22. I started with a 16.
Notions needed: Zipper, interfacing, and optional buttons.
Cost and time investment: Fabric, interfacing, and zipper are all from my stash. This is a fast and easy to assemble skirt. It is a fairly timeless style. I think I spent about 2.5 hours total cutting this out and putting it together.
Fabric used: I used a lightweight denim from my stash. I know I've had it for more than a year but have no idea what I spent. I used interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply--the best stuff on earth!
I like the style. It looks like a wrap skirt but there is a large/wide overlap of the front pieces so no worries about showing off more than you'd like to.
Length is great!
Easy to put together.
Dislikes: The yoke is really wide--see below for how I altered it.
The narrow hem may be a little difficult depending on the fabric you choose.
As I mentioned above, the yoke is really tall--4". It is shaped really well but I felt like it was digging into my waistline so I shaved off 1.5" from the top. Now it sits a few inches below the waistline and is much more comfortable.
I used a white quilting cotton for the yoke lining rather than the denim as I didn't want it too bulky. And instead of turning under the seam allowance of the yoke facing and stitching it, thus giving the seam a lot of bulk, I simply left it unturned and topstitched on the right side of the garment to keep it in place.
I also only had an invisible zipper and didn't want to go anywhere so I made do with it. It wasn't the best choice for denim, but it does work.
I ended up taking this skirt in a tad too much and it was too snug but fit DD1 beautifully so she is now the owner! I love it when I make items what work for SOMEONE! Although she may not like me saying this, we are fairly close in size.
I highly recommend this pattern for an easy to whip up skirt. It is cute and stylish and really lends itself to a variety of fabrics, patterns, etc.
This is a great staple pattern that has an unappealing drawing on the envelope. Don't let the drab drawing fool you, it has so many possibilities! I thought about using embroider on the front, or even ribbon trim along the front as well in a contrasting color.
Thanks for reading!