I wear dresses 99% of the time and that’s unlikely to change, if I am honest. However, I have made quite a few tops lately and I need a couple of skirts to wear with them – this is a no trousers zone! I have plans to make a few Stanwyck skirts (Charm Patterns) but I had the Ivy pattern in my stash for quite a while (it came free with Simply Sewing at some point last year) so I thought I would give it a go. I wanted to make one that could easily work through the seasons; so, I got this light floral needlecord from The Rag Shop. Look just as cute with a tee and it would a sweater and boots.
Ivy is a pencil skirt with a bit of a twist; it’s fitted through the waist and hips but has a wrap front and an invisible zip closure at the back.
There isn’t a true waistband either; just a waist facing (which isn’t even interfaced) so it makes for a less office look. There are two length options but, really, you can just make it to your own specification.
The pattern came together so easily; basically, from cutting to wearing it took me just under and hour and a half (and that includes slip stitching). It’s definitely beginner friendly.
I may well start wearing skirts a little more frequently and I definitely will make the Ivy pattern again.