I made the Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame skirt. It’s described as a fitted or swingy skirt with triangular panels and pockets. The A-Frame design appealed to me as the seamlines add interest to the pencil skirt shape.
Recently I met Nina from Style Gorgeous. She assessed my wardrobe and stash which helped me to identify a few wardrobe needs. I’m looking forward to telling you more about the experience soon!
Nina emphasised that my hourglass shape needs to be highlighted. This pencil skirt is ideal for an hourglass figure as the angled panels lead the eye towards the waist.
We talked about my colours. I’m a “cool summer” which means I should be wearing lots of cool tones in purples, pinks, blues and greens. The top I’m wearing with the skirt isn’t my ideal colours but I will work on slowly replacing items as they wear out.
The outer skirt fabric is an eggplant coloured cotton duck. This design suits a fairly structured fabric. The skirt came together using less than 1.2 meters of fabric and .8 meters of printed polyester lining.
I made size F as I didn’t want my version to be too tight. I instead I made my skirt too big and had to adjust the fit. Next time I’ll make size E.
I went slightly overboard fitting my skirt and now it is very fitted (luckily not uncomfortably so). The image below shows how it looks with a shirt tucked in. A style I will avoid when wearing this garment.
I love this skirt and think I might prefer this style over my much-loved Vogue 1247 skirt.
I’m thinking of using this pattern for a pattern hack. This skirt would be the bottom half and it would be matched with a fitted bodice. I’ve seen lots of colour blocked versions of this skirt too.
My styling and colours session combined with Me Made May has left me feeling excited. I’m excited to make less mistakes and spend time making classic pieces.