No, it isn't that I made a skirt, more the pattern that I used. It
should come as no surprise that I used Vogue 1247 as the basis for my new skirt. The fabric that I chose is a quality piece of dark olive green fabric with a pink/red pin stripe, bought as part of this op shop fabric haul. What makes this fabric so special is that it is a lovely 60% mohair 40% wool fabric made in England. I know this because it was woven into the selvedge. I really wanted something special for this fabric so Vogue 1247 was the obvious choice. I absolutely love the fit of this skirt. I now have it drafted in made to measure size so minimal fitting is required. From my draft this time though, I redrafted it to a pencil skirt. After piecing the pattern pieces together and straightening the sides, I added a back vent copied from an old 1980's pattern that was in regular rotation in the day.
I lined this skirt in a piece of green taffeta lining from Lincraft.
I got a little side tracked while taking this photo. I found a nice little supply of the last of the seasons strawberries in the garden so stopped for a quick snack before the kids discovered them.