It is no secret that Vogue 1247 is my go to pattern for straight and A line skirts. To date, I have made 10 of these skirts so this pattern has well and truly earn't it's keep. This version is without pockets and with the side seams straightened.
My latest version is made from a piece of Lincraft stretch cotton I purchased not this summer just gone but the previous summer. It was purchased with this project in mind and at full price, not on sale, like most of my fabrics. For that reason I only bought a scant half metre. This mean't I needed to put a seam in the waistband but also mean't zero wastage.
I lined my skirt in a piece of op shop lining and added a vent to the back. I didn't cut a vent in the lining due to fabric restrictions so the lining is not attached to the vent on one side. It isn't quite as neat but only I know it is like that.
I found a rescue zip and a button in my stash. I am really pleased with the resulting skirt an am quite pleased with my pattern matching down the centre back seam.
This skirt will work well as part of my autumn wardrobe. It has a summery print but matches well with autumn colours. For now I will wear it with sandals or shoes and bare legs but when the colds starts to bite it will work equally well with tights and boots. Another plus, is it is nice to have another long dwelling piece of fabric liberated from my stash.
These photos were taken on a cool, overcast morning at Easter, on the wharf in Akaroa. I used the advantage of the early morning to avoid both boaties and tourists alike.