One of the biggest trend this season is "The Flippy Hem Skirt". I had to do some research to figure out what this style is actually called. At first, I thought a-line. But it's not quite.
Vogue 9031, view B is a combination of a pencil skirt, because it's fitted through the hips and an a-line skirt because of how it flares out below.
This pattern is designed with panels which makes it perfect for mixed media. That's why I chose to add lambskin leather to the sides and the rest was done in more of the pearl cotton from this post. It's hard to see, but I think in the picture below, the sheen gives the leather away.
I cut the size 14 and added 3 inches to the length. I wanted it to fall below the knee because hey, it's boot season!
All of the pieces matched up and went together perfectly. At the seam intersections, I added small pieces of fusible interfacing and stay stitched on top of it for extra reinforcement.
The skirt is unlined, but my fabric is heavy enough to not allow any show through. The waistband is finished with a facing and I used an invisible zipper. Notice right across the back, there is pulling. I'm assuming that's from the pressure of sitting on those intersecting corner points. But I'll live with it. The pattern recommended leaving the hem unfinished. And with a fabric that frays pretty heavily, it was a win-win situation.
One thing I did notice is that by the time I returned home, I felt that the skirt had grown in the waist. So I'll be taking it in a smidgen. I love the way this skirt turned out. I really needed a fall white skirt. It was a definite hole in my wardrobe that needed filling. And I'm sure I'll be making this one again.