The A-Line Skirt-My First Silhouette Project Piece

The A-line Skirt, a universal basic for every woman, is something I can’t remember ever making. When I was watching The Great British Sewing Bee, I realized this. I have always gravitated towards dresses and tops. Therefore it became the first style on my Silhouette Project List. I whipped one up in a lovely quilter’s cotton batik for a casual addition to my wardrobe.

Aline skirtA lovely overcast day at the park seemed like the perfect place to test drive my new skirt. This is Simplicity 2152. I cut the below knee length with pockets. I skipped lining it though I can hear Ann saying, “I always line this kind of skirt.” I am such an underachiever! Honestly, this fabric turned out too soft to hold the “A” shape crisply but it is a great casual look. This brown top is the RTW top I mentioned in my closet busting post. I already took apart the black one for a new pattern.

Aline skirt mehI was happy with this outfit until I saw this side view. My mummy tummy is poking out from the body shaper/slip I’m wearing. Not attractive.

Anyway, let’s break it down. Casual tee, tucked into an A-Line skirt: Win or Lose? I think the A-Line works and I like this skirt, but I am going to have to seriously think about how to style skirts in general. If I wear a full body shaper, it won’t be that comfortable for a day look. The shirt is too long to wear un-tucked with a skirt. I could play with structured tops and shorter hem lengths. Finally, is this top style working for me? Is it worth the effort of making a new pattern from the worn out old ones? Thoughts about either piece? Overall style and color choices?