Vogue 8711 - Black Draped Skirt

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Black Draped Skirts
Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 8711

Pattern Sizing: 6-20, I cut the 14.

Description: Fitted, above mid-knee or mid-calf length, mock wrap skirts A, B, C, D, E, F have gathered front, yoke, elasticized waistband and stitched hem. A, D: contrast yoke and waistband. F: button trim.

I'm somewhat over Summer sewing. But I'm not quite ready to dive head first into Fall sewing, so I've been looking for projects that would make a good transition. I want to wear them now and when it's cool out. I thought this skirt would be a good one. I've been seeing this style a lot lately. I think it looks good with sandals and it'll also look good with opaque tights and boots or booties.

I made view D. I knew the shorter version would have been scandalous. I still had to add around 3 inches to the length of the longer version and you see where it stops.

I used a poly matte jersey. I chose that fabric because I wanted something "crepe-like". For what it's worth, I think it was drapey enough.

This was a pretty easy to sew pattern. The only things that occupied the most time were the pleats, gathering and the hemming. Not difficult, just time consuming.

I really like this pattern... enough to want to sew it again. I may alter it to a maxi length. I think that would look great with boots.

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30 comments

  1. Hello! long read your blog! I like the way you sew! Very neat and beautiful:)

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  2. I am sure patterns just fly off the shelves after you have made them! Another fabulous and inspiring look from head to toe!

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  3. I like everything you do. The skirt is beautiful. Very suitable for you.

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  4. Fantastic skirt. It is both - classy and stylish at the same time. And it looks gorgeous on you!

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  5. Cute skirt and I love the shoes!

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  6. I lurveeeeeeee that belt!!!

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  7. I think what I admire most about this blog is that you really know what suits your body, and then you tailor patterns to flatter. I envy that! I wish I knew what was best on me.

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  8. Rockin' that look, Erica. Indeed a longer version would look great on you with boots!

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  9. I agree the maxi length with boots would be fabulous!

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  10. I love that skirt. You are always so stylish!!

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  11. Ooooo, I lOVE that skirt, it looks fabulous on you. Another pattern must have!

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  12. Great looking skirt. Hmmm.., when is the next sale of Vogue patterns?
    C

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  13. This skirt looks great, and I am intrigued by a maxi skirt version.

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  14. You look fab, I like the belt that you used. I so want a skirt like this!

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  15. Fun stuff, glad I stumbled across your blog, great talent at sewing. Lovely projects.

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  16. Love it....you are so talented!

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  17. Love that skirt! OMG you have the most fabulous shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. Love it. I think it would look great maxi length.

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  19. Awsome skirt! Just found your blog and LOVE your style, hughs Anja

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  20. What a great job! I love the result and adore the outfit. x

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  21. Loving the skirt and that bag!

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  22. Awesome ! Skirts and Bags :-)

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  23. Really like this skirt and appreciate so much that lately you are pulling out fairly fast sew projects with high style. Great inspiration for those of us who have limited sewing time but still want to look good. Great to see that can be done. BTW if you did a maxi version with tights would you wear a slip?

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  24. I didn't wear a slip with this one. I prefer Spanx. And if I were wearing tights, I definitely wouldn't wear a slip. Thanks!

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  25. So much talent! I really like this length but I think a maxi-length would look great too!

    My So-Called Corporate Life

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  26. Love this skirt, the draping creates luscious curves while still being comfy, fab!

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