I just finished a knit skirt to wear with one of the tees I completed this past weekend.
With just over a yard left of the fabric I knew my skirt choices would be limited but I did want more than a basic straight skirt with an elastic waistband. So I choose the skirt from Vogue 2989 . While I wasn't pleased with the way my version of jacket turned out, I did like the skirt. And I still have the jacket tucked away - perhaps I'll even get around to fixing the collar...
Anyway, here's another version of that skirt.
This is one short skirt pattern. I'm only 5' 5" and to hit my knee - with only a 1/2" hem - I needed to add 2-1/2" to the pattern.
I'm a believer that at a certain age, just because you can wear a short skirt doesn't mean you should.
The skirt itself is quite simple to construct. There are two front pieces and one back piece. On the front there is a left side seam that holds two pleats in place which form a small flounce.
After sewing the side seams, elastic is sewn to the inside of the skirt at the upper edge. Because my serger is still not working I simply used a zig-zag stitch to hold the elastic and skirt fabric together. Then the elastic is turned under and stitched in place forming a nice smooth casing. There is not a lot of ease at the waistline so there are no gathers.
Can you see the small pleat/flounce detail? This little design detail takes this basic knit skirt and kicks it up a notch.
This top will likely be worn with a jacket because, even though I thought I had been careful with my layout and cutting, I managed to strategically place part of the fabric pattern where I don't necessarily want it.
Next? Finish that turquoise jacket and work on a white one.