Review: Vogue 9031| The Flippy Hem Skirt!

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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.

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34 comments

  1. Glad to hear your season prediction. I just cut out a flippy tonight. White is perfect for the cut.

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  2. Great skirt. You have inspired me to try a flippy. Thanks.

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  3. again, I feel smug for planning to grab some white gabardine to make a fall skirt in white! :-)

    Super cute with the leather accents. LOVE it!

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  4. A white winter skirt is a great idea. I am liking the flippy hems, too. I love it with your boots!

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  5. Oh Erica, you had me at lambskin leather! This skirt is fantastic!!!

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  6. I love this Erica!

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  7. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! And the boots are sho-nuff the truth!

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  8. Awesome!!!! Love the boots with the skirt. The flippy is growing on me.

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  9. Love your version of this skirt and thanks for sharing the name. I have this pattern so enjoyed reading your post about this pattern.

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  10. Really nice skirt. I love the leather details. Thanks for the heads up about the skirt shape. This is one of my favourites.

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    1. Thanks Mother of Reinvention!

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  11. Beautiful outfit.

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  12. A super look, Erica. Love those boots!

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  13. Love this skirt!

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  14. Great skirt!

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  15. Ahhhh, winter white another one of my loves. Great skirt, great look.

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  16. Erica, I'm new to your blogverse but I can see that your shoe game is SICK!! Love the boots with the leather/cotton flippy skirt. Street stopping chic!!

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  17. Love it I've been seeing this style all over Polyvore. I bet this would be HOT in a faux leather too.

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