This pattern is quickly becoming a tried and true shape for me – I’ve used it on my purple double-knit dress which I’ll post soon and I whipped this one up from a light weight black denim this weekend.
I made a couple of changes from the second muslin. Following the Cupcake Goddess’s advice I cut the waistband on the grain instead of the bias which has helped with the gaping and I used her instructions to convert the back slit to a vent – not that you can see it against the black in this photo.
The slit in my muslin ended up tearing so this change is definitely recommended.
This photo shows the true shape of the skirt the best and you can see why it’s quite flattering and such a popular pattern. The waistband fits snugly but comfortably and the skirt curves gently but is still easy to walk in.
I had lusted after the Jenny Skirt for so long but despaired ever making it as it is only available up to a size 44 which is a full 7 inches less than my built-for-childbirth hips. But it must be fate (or just poor BurdaStyle drafting) as it fit size-wise right off the printer. I just lengthened it at the hip and moved the front darts closer to the center. Easy as pie!
Thanks again Sunni, for the Pencil Skirt Sewalong!