I found this brilliant wool fabric from Minerva, which was labelled as a 'coat dress weight'. For a moment I thought it may be too chunky for what I had in mind, but when it arrived I realized it was just right - not too heavy, but just that little bit thicker than your average fabric. I wanted a sort of pencil skirt, but with something different about it. I took inspiration from a lovely flouncy skirt that Ozzy Blackbeard had recently made, as well as the trend in the 40's and 50's for floating panels and swing coats and jackets, where fullness and movement were often at the back of the garment.
I decided to use my own self drafted pencil skirt for the front half of the skirt, then combined it with this pattern from Burda for the back:
|Modell 122 Burda Style 09/2014|
And this is what I came up with:
|Centre back seam close up|
|No side seams!|
I also decided to match the waistband where I could at the centre front. What the pattern decided to do after that I left up to fate!:
|Centre front waist band|