Unless you're new around here, you probably know that I love all things yellow. For some reason though, I don't have much of it in my closet. I buy lots of yellow fabrics, but then don't make them up because I'm afraid of making a mistake. However, I've now decided to put an end to this silly behavior! This stretch linen/cotton blend is a recent purchase from Fashionfabricsclub.com that I got for a different pattern and then realized I'd bought 3 yards of it by mistake. I could either make that other dress and have over a yard left over, or I could make this skirt up and have tiny scraps left over. And boy did I have to squeeze the pattern pieces onto my 3 yards. (The envelope called for 3 5/8 yards.)
I tried out the maxi skirt trend with this dress and liked it so much I wanted a skirt as well. This pattern has been in my stash for years and is still in print if you are interested. Because of the way the pieces are cut, it's fitted through the hips and very full around the hem. I also really like the side seams.
On this side the skirt meets in peaks. On the other side the horizontal lines are unbroken.
This is a straight size 10. I added 1.5" to the top of the waist in order to use a more substantial 1" elastic and make a small ruffle along the top.
This was a fun pattern to make up. I plan to make the shorter version sometime as well.