Monday, June 23, 2008

McCall's 5591 - Pleated skirt with contrast lower band

Lest you think I whipped this up in a day, I actually finished it before the previous entry. I'm planning to post all the items I've sewn in the past few months.

Anyway, here is the front view:

Here's the back:

Here's a picture of the pocket band:

This skirt was super easy to make. I think I might have shortened the pattern a little in length. I like my skirts to hit right at the knee. The pattern had the pocket bands in the same fabric as the skirt. But I thought why go to all that trouble for a detail nobody will notice? So I made them green to match the lower band. Both fabrics are cotton and I didn't line it. I've seen this style of skirt all over the place lately. It might not be in fashion in a year or two, but hey, a girl's gotta keep up with a few fads, right? Here's the line drawing just for giggles:

I made view A and ironed in some pleats. The fabric of the lower band is thicker then the skirt and created a balloon effect without the pleats. I'm very happy with the end result.


  1. Looks like something even a big hipped girl can wear! I like the look...I am a friend of Heidi Jo's and LOVE to sew too, just have a hard time finding TIME! Look forward to seeing more when you get time in between loving those little bundles of testosterone!

  2. Gorgeous skirt! That fabric is INCREDIBLE! It looks wonderful with the tailored white shirt!

  3. Thanks, gals! It was fun to make.