I made this skirt sometime last month and had not yet gotten around to blogging about it. I wore it to soccer this morning, so took the opportunity for my husband to snap a few photos. It's made from quite a heavy Marc Jacobs knit purchased last year from The Fabric Store.
This is the bottom half (kinda) of one of the new Summer Vogues designed by Rebecca Taylor, shown below. I must admit there is very little I actually like about this dress. I think the overall shape and style of the dress is really quite bland. It's more than boring though. The model doesn't even look particularly at ease wearing it. I can't quite pinpoint the problem, but I think the proportions are all out. Maybe it's all in the length of the bodice. Hmmmmm? And don't get me started on the fabric choice. What a drainer! Let's face, if the model can't rock it, then who can?
That said, it did tick a few boxes for me. I was specifically looking for a knit skirt pattern with floppy pockets. I think this one does the pockets really well. The construction of the pockets are really quite tricky, involving a few weird and wonderful techniques all of which result in exactly the kind of pocket I was looking for. If you study the line drawing below you'll see it combines unusually placed darts and pleats to achieve the look.
I actually cut out a size 22 in this skirt pattern as I wanted a significantly fuller skirt than that shown in the photo. When attaching the yoke I distributed most of the fullness on my CB and CF. This did result in the pockets being less floppy, however I didn't want anymore 'bulk' added to my already wide hips. The yoke is 9cm wide and has been threaded with wide elastic.
Sorry, I didn't realise the skirt was twisted when taking the photos. They are actually reasonably symmetrical.