I shared the Grey pegged skirt with you recently. Here is a reminder. A dramatic shape, but a classic and wearable skirt. I wore it yesterday at the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group and I felt appropriate amongst the architects and developers.
This post covers it’s Ugly Sister, aka the Navy one. The navy pegged skirt was draped to create a neater, less exaggerated silhouette, with the straight grain at the CF allowing me to cut the skirt on the fold.
I wanted a contrast to the slightly billowing grey one. But I made an elementary mistake. A mistake I didn’t discover until I tried it on, at the hemming stage.
I had made up the skirt, underlined it, lined it, inserted a nice zip, made the waist band, stitched it (almost perfectly) in the ditch. I stood on the counter and my dear husband pinned it and I still didn’t realise the fatal mistake. It was comfortable on the waist, and across the high hips. It skimmed the thighs, and I thought it was sucessful. The problem of course, with this style of pegged skirt is that the skirt gets narrower all the way down. When it meets the knees it was actually fairly tight.
And while the skirt looked pretty good when I stood up straight, and even allowed a small stride, when I sat it was completely uncomfortable. Like Spanx, only worse. This skirt is tight across the thighs! It is a funny feeling – to have just your thighs encased. To cut a long story short, this is not a skirt for me. Maybe on a very young woman, as a super mini, this might work as a fun item. For me to wear to work it was out of the question.
I could go back to the drawing board and redrape the pattern with much more ease in the skirt. The thing is I now have two pegged skirts, and that is probably (more than) enough. However, encouraged by pegged skirt fiend and 1980s designer Linde Carr, I have begun to think about the pegged skirts cousin – pegged trousers.