Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vogue 2011 skirt

Here is the skirt from Vogue 2011. I used a poly crepe from my stash. I would not use this color near my face, while I look good with more intense yellows this one just washes me out as most pastels do.
This was a very simple to sew skirt. the most difficult part if you can call it that was the narrow hem but really you just need to take your time to not stretch the edges on the bias.

I added a lining since my fabric was sheer. The pattern for the lining was included, how nice.
My version is not as drapey as the envelope picture so my skirt has a definite A-line shape. I will like to try it with a drapier fabric and I will also like to make the wrap maxi included in the pattern.

If you want to try this uneven hemline trend I recommend this pattern. It had excellent instructions and great fit.

Here is a peek of the next pattern (Burda) I will review. I made it to wear with this skirt but then I wasn't sure if I like them together. I think what I need to fix is the ease of the lower piece on the top, for some reason it came out with too much ease and made the top look wonky. The top I did wear in these pictures is from Target =)


  1. The yellow paired with the blue is gorgeous on you.

  2. That hi-lo hem is very trendy right now!
    Great job with your rolled hem!

  3. Wonderful summer skirt, even if it is a OOP pattern. The description of the pattern from an Etsy seller said it was from 1997. Your narrow hem looks perfect. I always have trouble with them.

  4. The pastel color is so pretty...perfect for summer. Beautiful job on the stitching! Glad to hear the pattern fit well.

  5. I think the bell sleeved top balances your skirt very well.

  6. Very cute skirt! The high-low look seems really popular now, so you right on trend! I love the print of your Burda top -- looking forward to reading more about it.

  7. Wow - a great looking skirt! I thought first it is a simple Aline skirt (which also would be nice), but the hem at the back is very, very original. I also like the color and the fabric - very nice job:-)


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