Navy Plaid Skirt - Vogue S-4812
Lots of Darts!
I really like this pattern because of all the darts - it is so easy for me to shape this to my body, although there are a lot of them to sew - eight for the skirt and eight for the lining. So far, I've got them done, plus one side seam. I basted the other side seam for a quick fit check and it's good. This is how it looks at the moment.
Due to the thickness of this wool - it's that nice thicker vintage kind - I've opened up the darts and pressed them flat. Otherwise, there would be too much bulk where the darts are, three layers worth of wool and no one needs that at the waistline.
Q/A: From Kelley: "Why do you prefer a waistband? I am short waisted with a narrow waist and hippy. Since purchasing a waistband-less skirt some years ago, I prefer this treatment in all my skirts." Well, I don't actually prefer a waistband over not having a waistband. I've made and worn both styles over the years and it doesn't matter to me. The next two skirts, for which I've already traced the pattern from Burda, are the waistband-less style. The skirt for Spring's First Blush was also did not have a waistband, although the original Burda pattern had one.
Tomorrow I'll see if I can get the zipper installed in the other seam and that seam finished up. It will take a little more time since I'll need to match the plaids along the invisible zipper install and then down the seam line.
Parting Shot: Live Toy. At least it was for a while. It did end up being sent to watery grave.