Monday, May 24, 2021

Sew House Seven Elemental Skirt

Free pattern alert! 

This is the Sew House Seven Elemental Skirt pattern, a free pattern that goes up to a 62 inch hip. Woohoo! I couldn't resist downloading and making this super simple but well fitting knit pencil skirt in two lengths.

I just love Peggy's drafting and construction techniques. The waist line is finished with 1.5" elastic underneath a facing for a smooth look/feel at the waist. I also appreciate the shaping and that it tapers at the knee, but isn't too tight to walk in.

I cut a size 18, the smallest size in the "curvy" or larger range, which worked great. 

I definitely see some pulling at the belly and across my thighs here, but I kinda feel like that's somewhat inevitable with a knit pencil skirt that uses negative ease. Maybe not. I don't know. It feels comfy in any case!

I think the Elemental skirt is really cute with my new Devon top. Here I paired it with my fun sneakers after seeing Jess wear her Elemental Skirt with sneakers. I basically want to copy all of her outfits. But the skirt looks nice with heels and flat sandals, too.

I like how it feels and looks on my bum, too... maybe a submission to the Sewcialists' #AllButtsWelcome month?! Also, RIP Sewcialists... your activism and enthusiasm and humor will be greatly missed. 

This is the shorter length of the Elemental Skirt, View A. 

Warning: the different lengths/views of the pattern are printed separately, so check the pages before printing so you don't unnecessarily end up printing both and using up lots of paper, like I did. 

My fabric is this heavyweight rayon/nylon/spandex ponte de roma in "wine", which I had left over from a previous project. I like it for the Elemental Skirt; it's comfy and nice and beefy so it doesn't feel too clingy.

I'm pretty delighted with this skirt and will definitely get a lot of wear out of it! Thank you for the free pattern, Sew House Seven!