Instant Gratification! Vogue 8424 - DVF-Inspired Box-Pleat Skirt

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I'd like to interrupt the last minute holiday shopping and preparations with a quick project! I had just recently viewed the Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2011 Collection. I loved how retro it is. It's 1970s sportswear at its finest! One of the things featured are box-pleat skirts. I've had this pattern in my stash for a few years and decided to make one.

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Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 8424 (OOP)

Pattern Sizing: 8 - 24, I cut the 16.
Description: Above mid-knee or mid-calf, straight or A-line skirt has faced waistline and back zipper. A: center back pleat. B, C: side front pockets and center front pleat.

Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it does.

Fabric: Light-weight camel wool flannel (100% wool)

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were exceptionally easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that it was just what I was looking for!

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I cut view C and removed 3" from the hem. This was easier and made more sense than lengthening view B.

Conclusion: This is a simple skirt that would work in a variety of fabrications. Even though I have a definitive preference for pencil skirts, this is a great addition to my wardrobe.


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