Since producing the Curvy Pencil pattern and toile I have made up two skirts – one with and one without pockets. The skirt fits nicely, the curved side seam is flattering and the faced waist band looks good with a belt. Thanks for the scarf Bianca!
I made both skirts from 95% cotton/5% Lycra, and I have another one cut out in turquoise too.
I included an exaggerated back split, to make it a tiny bit edgy.
I wore it for work on Friday, and wished I had a pocket for my phone. So on Saturday I made pockets for the pink edition.
The pink fabric was the sole surviving remnant,of about 60cms and some jagged bits, from a piece of fabric which had already produced a pair of trousers and a dress. The back piece of the pocket matches the skirt, but I had to use a bit of silk on the fronts. Although I love, and really need, pockets I don’t think this skirt is entirely successful. So much depends on the line of the skirt and the pockets interrupt it. There maybe a way of developing front hip or even back pockets. And, while it is hard to see in the bright sunshine, the front darts are now longer and more slanted. I intend to try a high waist version. I am also thinking about different lengths – a mini and mid-calf – for other figure types. Any views?