Saturday, 26 December 2015

My Favourite Skirt Pattern Revisited

Stash-busting 2015:  Vogue 9060

I will admit that when I first picked up this skirt pattern, I did not anticipate how much I would love this design. This is the third version I have made of this skirt. Is it any surprise that it is a Marcy Tilton design? The Tilton sister have designed some of my favourite patterns.  

The Pattern:

What's left to say about Vogue 9060 besides I absolutely love how easy and comfortable this make is to wear. It is a well drafted pattern and the pieces fit to get perfectly.  

I did, however, make some changes. Nothing too drastic. I reduced the width of the waistband and added an inch wide elastic just for the feeling of security.  

The Fabric:

The skirt is made in a black crepe knit found at Fabricland. It is a 100% polyester and it's easy to care for, machine wash and dry. Gotta love that. I sewed the seams on my sewing machine using the knit (lightning bolt) stitch and a walking foot.  

The Stats:

Fabric:      1.8 metres $20.34 ($20.00 / metre - 50% off + taxes)

Elastic:      0.90 metres of red (I didn't have any black elastic and you can't tell, shhh!) 1" wide elastic $1.51 ($1.34 + taxes)

Pattern:     Already priced out in previous versions

Thread:   I'm going to say $4.00 to cover the cost of the sewing machine and serger threads.  

Additional Tools and Supplies:  Sewing machine, serger, pins, scissors, jean-a-ma-jig, walking foot, hand sewing needle, good tunes (Sounds of the Season and Dean Martin), four hours of free time squeezed out of holiday craziness, wrist brace, and a cup 2 cups of coffee.   

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Gorgeous! Love this skirt. I'm a little on the fence with a) what fabric to use - do I have anything stretchy enough? and b) as my waist and hip measurements are pretty similar should I just go for the elasticated waist like you have - I'm a little worried that the skirt may just side right on down!!!

    1. Actually, I would say that all three versions have been made with different knits. The first one is the most stable and has the least amount of stretch. The second one is made from a medium weight ponte knit. It is the warmest version and I would say my favourite of the three. And this one has the most drape and stretch. This pattern doesn't seem to require a fabric with a lot of stretch. The pattern even lists stretch woven fabric on the pattern envelope. I have a tan coloured stretch denim in my stash that I wouldn't mind trying out for a spring/summer version.

  2. This is such a pretty skirt! I would love to make it but am unsure if it would work for me.

    1. Thanks, I really like this pattern (third version) so I would say go for it just because it is so comfortable and I didn't think that I would like it as much as I do.


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