|Self drafted skirt. The top is Vogue 1247 (out of print) in silk crepe de chine.|
As with my pants, I decided not to add pockets so as to avoid them from showing through to the right side. I also used the same waistband technique I used for my white pants where I cut the facing 1 1/2 inches wide, folded under 1/4 inch and topstitched. This results in a clean waistband finish that looks like a countered waistband. I think this will be my waistband technique go forward for white or light colored pants and skirts. I inserted an invisible zipper at center back.
The beauty with pattern-making is that once you have a sloper that fits you, just about any pattern you draft from that sloper will fit nicely. You only need to tweak the garment to account for fabric variables.
I used hem tape at the hem for a nice polished touch.
I believe this ensemble is one of my most comfortable for those hot summer days.