This is one of my preferred silhouettes. Dolman sleeve aka batwing, pencil skirt, in this case a double knit. Comfy, somewhat tailored but also forgiving. Office-ready-secret-pajamas. I need more easy whole-life clothes. I no longer want to differentiate so much between work and home. I want clothes that can pull double-duty and fit ME. My life. At all times. Lurking and quietly playing along with Me Made May and Wardrobe Architect for the last couple years has solidified that desire. My style, 24-7. No compromises.
This is the skirt from Very Easy Vogue V8962, top is RTW.
They’re not kidding. It is VERY easy. My measurements put me between a 16 and 18.
This envelope only goes up to 16, so I cut a 16, but ended up sizing down to less than a 14. Go figure. This happens a lot – I measure larger than I fit, for God knows why. 9 times out of 10, I’m smaller than what I measure to be, and I take that into consideration. I knew this would be easy to alter on the fly, but when doing more complicated patterns, I have to muslin. Is what it is. Makes bras LOTS of fun!
I don’t tuck in this shirt, but wanted to show the elastic waist and fit. As you can see, it’s fitting well – for me this is a good fit. Tight enough to look tailored, but not showing panty lines. We’re not going bodycon here.
It takes less than a yard of fabric (WINNING), and that little vent in the back is genius – no zig-zag or double-needle needed on the hem – I straight-stitched that hem knowing I won’t break it because of that vent. It’s the little things.
In a solid fabric, like a ponte, the seaming and topstitching detail would be cool to see, but they’re great functionally too, making for a feminine fit. Totally great pattern. Took no time at all, some leftover fabric (putting together a Coppelia with the rest of it), serger-friendly. Highly recommend for when you need a quick-fix garment.