The fabric is green corduroy which I had in my stash. This is more of a test version than anything else. I just wanted to see how I liked the skirt and check the length. Now that it is finished I think in some kind of swingy fabric it would be very nice and less A-line. I am getting a bit of a junior high school cheerleader recollection when I look at it, probably because the color is spot on for that my old uniform.
And the back view, the way it creates a ripple in the back is so simple but clever. I need to tweak the fit a bit, plus this fabric must be very old and had some creases that would not press out.
Here is the pattern envelope, note I am not tall and I added 4 inches when I cut it out, then hemmed one inch. So it is certainly short but easy to lengthen. If I had not added the length then I would have had a nice colorful tennis skirt! As for this pattern, not quite true love but perhaps a serious like.
Carolyn of Handmade by Carolyn made this skirt up in a pleather fabric and it looks great, I think also in suede it would work well. I have an itch to make something in suede one of these days, I went through a phase a while ago where I made quite a few things but they are all gone from my wardrobe now except a couple of suede tops relegated to the back of the closet. Perhaps time to refashion...
For a laugh, one of those in the mirror shots. Now I can see this attempt I will not be trying that again. At least the floor is clean.
Happy St. Patrick's day to all,
The daffodils are almost finished and the tulips are next. . Spring starts Wednesday, hurrah!