Back & Front of Skirt
After oohing over all of the lovely chevron skirts that can be found on Pinterest for the past year, I finally took the plunge and made one for myself today. I bought this twill grey chevron fabric on fabric.com for $7.48yd back at the end of February, with no clear idea on what pattern I would use (I bought 2 yards). After thinking over the different ways I could make the skirt: a-line, pencil, maxi, etc... I decided to go with the same pattern that my favorite polka-dot skirt is made with: Simplicity 2588 (click link for my pattern review).
Of course, when you see the pattern cover you will say, "Hey Ashley, this is a dress pattern, not a skirt pattern!" Well m'dear, this dress pattern features one of my favorite dress/skirt pattern pieces of all-time -- as it is full, yet fitted around the waist with soft pleats. Of course, since it is a dress pattern I have to make my own waistband pattern for the skirt, which isn't too hard. I just fold the finished skirt in half and lay it out on the fabric, then just cut out a waistband with the skirt as a guide. Which is the exact same thing I did for my above polka-dot skirt (which was originally a dress). One of the days I need to remember to take pictures and show y'all how I do it. *smile*
Well, I hope y'all love my new chevron skirt. I know I do, and I see myself wearing it a lot this year!