I've been longing for a wrap skirt but it really isn't all that practical in the windy city with winter fast approaching. Out-of-print (OOP) Vogue Elements 9701 turned out to be the perfect alternative, "a semi-fitted, straight, mock wrap skirt." And it was rated "very easy."
What more could I ask for? Pockets perhaps?
Would you believe it has that too? This pattern is perfect.
The plan is to make it in a wool suiting but I thought to make one in a fabric I wouldn't mind losing if the fit wasn't just right. I used a medium weight denim that was in the stash likely from the same decade this pattern originates. I'm so glad it fits because in the denim this turns out to be a skirt that will hold up over the winter. And it's a dark denim so I'm hoping that I might also get away with wearing this for work. Maybe with a white shirt but I digress...
I shortened the above-ankle length (view B) three inches. Other than that I cut my size. I could have used the adjustments for the petite markings closer to the waistline. Even though I like a high waisted skirt, I could have benefited from this adjustment instead of taking off the length from the hemline. Something to consider for next time.
Fabric: 2 metres of 100% cotton denim
Zipper: 9" invisible zipper
Pattern: OOP Vogue 9701 (found on Etsy)
Additional Tools & Supplies: Iron, ironing board, cutting table, pins, pin cushion, sewing machine, invisible zipper foot, zipper foot, serger, threads for the serger, sewing machine and hand-stitching, new serger needles, self-threading hand needle, tailor's chalk, ruler, measuring tape, basting tape, scissors, thread clippers, and a cup of tea.