If you've been reading my blog for a while you know that I'm on a roll with McCall's 5330 skirt pattern. Four skirts have been added to my wardrobe using this pattern - and all four of them were sewn using remnants.
Using remnants is possible with this simple slim skirt as each view takes less than one yard of 60" wide fabric for sizes up to 18 (which is the largest size for this pattern.)
This latest skirt is view B, the one I had decided not to waste my time on as I was sure it wouldn't look good on me. I decided if I could find a suitable piece of fabric in my remnant stash I would give this one a try also.
The skirt has a waist yoke, three inverted pleats in the front, darts in the back, a small walking slit in the center back seam, and a skirt shape that is full through the hip narrowing at the hemline.
Surprise! I love the shape! I honestly did not thing I would and was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on. However, I'm not certain what to pair it with which is why you're seeing the skirt on G.G. instead of on me. With this shape I'm not sure what to put on top. Should it be worn with a jacket? Or just a tee? A blouse? I really don't know...any suggestions?
The fabric I choose is somewhat soft and drapey and I'm sure that helped with the overall appearance of the skirt. A heavier fabric would cause the skirt to hang away from the body and look stiff.
I made two changes to the pattern - I added lining and I decreased the width by 1/2 inch at the hipline so my skirt does not curve quite as much as the pattern was designed to.
Yet another simple to sew skirt requiring only a few hours. Perhaps I should consider sewing some skirts from this pattern in a color other than black...