I have seen a few renditions of Vogue 9154 on Sewing Pattern Review and have had the pattern for a few months now. Last weekend, as it was cold and rainy, I tucked myself in my sewing room and made this skirt with some navy wool that had been purchased last season. I truly could not be happier with the result.
Here is the pattern envelope picture for Vogue 9154. I made View A.
The pattern construction took me back to the days of making tutus for my daughter’s dance troupe. The front yoke is constructed much like a basque; fitting snugly around the upper and lower hips. It is also the only part of the skirt which is lined. The ruffle is unlined and to make things even easier, any additional length one might need, is added at the lower hem.
I lightened this image as much as I could so that you can see the back treatment. It calls for an invisible zip to which I hand sewed the lining. I’m not keen on the fact that there is no waist facing and if I had it to do again, I would likely draft one. Although the lining is stitched down where the ruffle meets the yoke, it does tend to creep up and peek out around the waistline as the day wears on.
This style is a departure for me. While I was sewing I kept thinking, “This is so cute!” And what’s the problem with that, you ask? I’m not a cute person. I’m 5′ 10″ and have always leaned toward long straight lines and basic shapes.
But I must say my fears were for naught.
This is a great skirt and one that I am going to make again. I would really like one in a leather or a suede as I think the drape works well for a fabric with some body.
And here it is paired with McCalls 5668 which I wrote about here.
Bye for now,