You can tell that I grew up in the 90s with this Clueless inspired outfit including a high-waisted skirt with a flounce hem and short cropped jacket. I made this right before we all locked down from Covid so I haven’t had a chance to wear it anywhere yet.
Description: Button front pleated skirt with pockets. Pattern sits on the natural waist and features button front placket, wide waistband, large scoop pockets and pleating in the front and back.
Pattern: Megan Nielson Kelly Skirt
This skirt is a great little pattern by Megan Nielson. I’ve now made it a few times and I think the thinker the material the better. The fabric I have used is a tan denim so the pleats really sit firmly on my waist.
Pattern: New Look 6107 Skirt
Description: Straight slim fitted skirt with back zipper.
Fabric used: Blue lightweight linen
I needed a plain, slim fitted skirt to wear with a few outfits I had purchased this summer, one being a Witchery top that needed to sit flat. So I scoured my patterns and came up with this one. This skirt was incredibly simple to make and takes very little time. You could knock out a few of these in a night and is perfect for beginner sewers. I have since made a blue demin one in the same fabric as my latest BurdaStyle Smock dress and plan on making a black one to cover my basics.
Pattern: Skirt – BurdaStyle Gold Lame Skirt, Shirt – Tie Front Blouse
Skirt – A straight silhouette with flattering pleats is nice and professional. This skirt hits just above the knee, so you can wear it anywhere.
Shirt – Loose fitted Blouse with large wrap around tie.
Fabric used: Skirt – Thick Jeans material, Shirt – Cotton
Pattern: The Pin Peg Mini Skirt
Description: Two examples of the Pin Peg Mini Skirt.
Fabric Used: Stretch Cotton Sateen and Stretch Denim
I was asked by Annie from Nine Stitches to be a pattern tester for this skirt. Admittedly there was one piece that I accidentally omitted from the pattern but it still worked out great. I ended up using a large, skirt length zipper for the front, so omitting this piece didn’t matter.
Overall I loved the pattern. It’s a perfect high-waisted young, fashionable skirt that worked great in the thicker denim fabric. It’s been one of my highest rotation skirts since I made it back in June 2015 and was even able to wear it in Las Vegas!