It wasn’t too hard to find red fabric to match my new silk blouse. In fact there was a red skirt that I’d made last year and needed a bit of adjusting at the waist Vogue 8426 view A.
What you’ll notice is that this skirt has a back pleat so that meant the main adjustment was on the side seams at the waist. I couldn’t bear to play with the sides too much because of the detailing. I also raised the hem because it was too low. The hem is still not quiet there but I can manage with this length for now.
The ribbon at the back allows me to slip this top on – zippers or buttons. It also allows me to adjust this to fit my frame.
This second skirt, McCall 8972 view H, was made last month to match the top. The key feature is a fitted waist yolk and pockets on the front. Both skirts are lined.