the skirt, as designed, wraps around and has an oversized patch pocket on the front. i decided, for my purple version, to eliminate both of these elements, although i can see making the skirt as-designed in another color. i also shortened the skirt, but only slightly. i wanted a few longer skirts for summer, because they would be cool and comfortable for walking around the concrete jungle that is NYC in the summer.
i love the way this pattern piece cuts: it’s a full circle, cut out on a CB fold, so it has fantastic drape, which makes for fantastic shape. since the skirt is designed to be part of a summer collection, i kept a few things constant with other projects: white buttons, white thread on the buttonhole stitching, white bias tape on the interior seam finishes. i did add 1/2″ horsehair braid to the hem, covering it as described in Lynda Maynard’s Dressmaker’s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques.
i never got there, but i intended to make a series of white button-down tops, using this tied-off pattern as one of my versions. other abandoned (for now) white button-down tops:
|Simplicity 3144||Vogue 9859|