But, I did like the shape of the skirt which I had a feeling would be geat for my pear-shape. SO I set about with extra tissue paper and lengthened it by 17cms (very precice!) and re-drafted the hem facing. Having checked the finished measurements I decided to cut a 16 and work on a toile. I had some purple poly crepe which I knew would drape beautifully, but was never very sure what inspired me to purchase purple in the first place....
Want to see the results? Here they are, but be warned, the skirt is on Vivienne who's a size 10 so it's pinned at the waist and hangs a little oddly, it doesn't look like that on me. Oh, and in my excititement to share a skirt pattern that fits, I haven't hemmed it or finished the waistband yet ( I usually do for a toile, honestly!)....
|Vogue 1170 Tracey Reese|
Or "That skirt is so short, one gust of wind and you'll see her knickers"
|Front skirt with square set yoke front seams|
|Side view - look at that lovely drape|
|Back view - the yoke falls just in the right place on my body|
and is extremely flattering for a pear-shape
|I always use 1" seam allowance at the back so I have a little more fabric|
to work with when inserting the zip. I won't add the extra next time because, as
you can see, I ended up taking in approx 2" on the back seam
Future alterations - trim pattern piece to 15cms as 17cms is just a tad too long and re-draft the hem facing (again) Don't worry about the additional 1" seam allowance for the zip, and a small sway back tuck.
Did I mention I love this pattern?! What a great way to start the week, hope you have a good start to yours.