This is my first piece for fall! I'm pretty much over summer and ready to sew my "transitional wardrobe". Even though September is quickly approaching, the weather will still be warm for a while and will not allow for real fall pieces. But I plan to make fall-like clothes that can be layered and worked into fall outfits for the coming months.
This skirt is Vogue 8928, view D. When I saw this pattern, I was instantly drawn to the chicness of the style. But after I cut my fabric and started assembling the skirt, something seemed off about it.
This was *supposed* to be a wrap skirt. In my opinion, there is a flaw in the design. Now, it may just be me, but I feel that the front of the skirt is not angled right. If you notice the model on the VP site, even standing -- her "lady parts" are barely covered. Imagine sitting down! There's no way this skirt wouldn't just fall open.
So I started pinning it in place... making it look how I needed it to look. Because this gorgeous, bright yellow brocade from Mood Fabrics was NOT going to waste. I had to make it work! I edgestitched down the opening to where the angles meet. Which still left a pretty high front opening that I can work with, but a lot better than just allowing it to hang free.
Other than that, this is the length of view D on me. The illustration lead me to believe it would be more of a midi length and it barely hit the knee on my frame. So be aware of the length on the shorter versions. And I pegged in the bottom of the skirt (4 inches smaller than the widest point of the hip) because the skirt's shape is very boxy.
The skirt wasn't exactly what I had it mind. But it still works for me and will get plenty of wear this season. And it paired nicely with leather peplum top and mixed animal print sandals from Shoemint.com.