Pattern Review Weekend in Austin, TX, this striped fabric was one of my purchases.
The fabric hung in my closet waiting for inspiration for these past 11 months. Unlike Lisette (who I met at PR weekend! She is absolutely lovely inside and out) who purchased the same fabric and used it within weeks to sew her darling Simplicity 2413 skirt.
I think I got stuck on what to sew as the prints had a bit of a "Little House on the Prairie" feel to me. Whatever I choose, I didn't want it to look "80s" or "crafty".
Eventually I decided on Vogue 7971, a skirt design released in 2004. I came across it as I was making a donation pile for the local thrift store. I actually pulled it back out of the pile thinking this striped fabric could work well for View C (which happens to be illustrated in a pinstripe).
I barely had enough fabric to cut out all of the pieces so I wasn't able to match every stripe/seam but on some parts it's pretty darn close. Here is a side front view of the overlay.
I added an invisible zipper and the chevrons, while not perfect, work fine.
I'm pleased with how the skirt turned out and expect it will receive a fair amount of wear this summer.