Pattern: McCall's 3489 - copyright date 1955
Size: size 12 (bust 31", waist 25", hip 33")
Fabric: coffee silk dupioni from Fabricland
Comments: This is the second skirt for my SWAP. The fabric I used is a silk dupioni in a luscious coffee colour - the photos do not do it justice. The skirt has ten panels, each with a vertical dart in the centre of the panel. I chose to line and underline each panel prior to stitching them all together. This lining/underlining method is one I use quite often and I have described previously. It provides such a nice clean finish on the inside and it beefs up the dupioni fabric - basically it makes for a much more luxurious garment. The skirt has a side invisible zipper closure and a small waistband. I did a double fold hem (which is described here) that falls just below the knee cap. All finishing work on the waistband and hem was done by hand, as I feel it provides a higher end look to the finished product.
Conclusion: I really like this skirt and I think it will look great with the matching top that is still in progress. I ran out of silk organza underlining for the top and I am waiting (impatiently) for Thai Silks to deliver more. What I like best about this skirt is that I can see dressing it up for formal events and also dressing it down for work. This promises to be a very versatile piece of clothing.