Skirt A has front button closure, topstitched waistband and carriers. Pattern suggests Cotton Blends, Poplin, Gabardine, Lightweight Linen, Damask, Denim.
I like the styling of the button-front straight skirts (pencil skirts?) I’ve seen around lately. The bonus is this skirt hem. It hits at the perfect spot so no need to take it up.
I only wish they would specify whether or not to use stretch fabric. I’m sure it is a matter of having more experience to make that call, but still, it would help me out. I cut a size 18 because my denim had no stretch and hoped for the best.
I followed EricaB’s lead and tried my hand at jeans style top stitching (er, that would be I outright copied her… but I’m grateful for the inspiration as this pattern doesn’t go into such details!) I doubled up on the fancy shiny thread and really like the outcome, including the buttonholes which look so sturdy and professionally sewn. I’m so proud that I did these buttonholes! (I have a teensy fear of this task… buttonholes are evil)
I also used slightly larger buttons. The pattern calls for 3/4″ buttons but I couldn’t find any I liked. So, I settled for 7/8″ silver buttons with some kind of patina and respaced the buttonholes so the bottom button was high up the skirt.
I think I will try this again in a size 16 using stretch black sateen for a dressier look and to see if and how the sizing/fabric combo makes a difference. I think this is a versatile skirt style and have no trouble finding tops to wear with it. A new TNT for me!
It looks gorgeous! You did a fine job and I love the metal buttons. I think they go very well with this style!
I’ve been loving everything you’ve been making lately. I think the metal buttons look great on this skirt too.
I commented at PR also, but I wanted to tell you again how nice this skirt looks. Your choice of fabric, thread and buttons works very well
The skirt looks fabulous, and your topstitching is impeccable.
Your skirt looks wonderful. I have this pattern and fabric = gotta get to it!