|Burgundy Wool Pencil Skirt - Buttrick B5971|
And here is what I started with.
|Burgundy Wool Wrap Skirt - Simplicity 7015|
I couldn't be happier with this skirt remake. My wrap skirt was nice but it did nothing for my rectangular shape.... except exaggerate it. By remaking it into a pencil skirt, especially this pencil skirt, I also remade my figure... into one with curves. Yeah!!!
As you can see, that wrap skirt really had nothing but the fabric going for it... so I took that quality and put it to good use. I love this fabric. It's an amazingly buttery tropical weight wool in a rich burgundy. How fun is that?
I used my new favorite skirt pattern, Butterick B5917 Ruffle Dress. Lol, I know, it's a dress... but no one said that you couldn't omit the top portion and just finish the waistline with a nice facing. In fact that is just what I did with this pattern last month, in making my black linen skirt. For that one I used the skirt pattern all the way to the top, just under the bust.
This time, I chopped it off just below the waistline and added a band with an overlap and hook and eye closure. I kept the zipper at center back along with the hemline slit. I did add 2 inches to the hem length because I like a nice deep, hand-stitched hem. Yes, I stitched the hem... as usual. I just can't help it... I had to get my "hand stitched" fix. :)
I have to say that this is the easiest skirt pattern ever. I even kept the front darts, which I don't usually do. I'm not sure if I really like those. If/when I make this up again as a regular skirt, I'll omit them and see if I like that better.
So, what do you think? Is this an improvement?