Using McCalls 3830 again made this a quick sew. I pegged this skirt as well, but not as much as my lace skirt. I didn't have a coordinating zipper and went with a taupe one, which worked and barely visible.
This version is paired with an old bordeaux v-neck pullover sweater (from Sears a few years ago, had to take the razor blade to it because of pilling) & a skinny belt.
There isn't much I can add to this version nor the McCalls pattern, except its one of my favorite patterns and will be used again, and again & again...lol
In taking a closer look at the pattern envelope, I noticed that the circle inserts are part of the back skirt too. So I modified the back a little, for one the skirt was short even for my 5'3" height and lengthened it. Since I wasn't to keen on the inserts at the side back of the skirt, I placed the spliced back piece on tracing paper and using M3830 on top traced along the side seam and cut.
For the fabrics I used a black/grey houndstooth print and black cot/poly for the circle inserts.
Prior to attaching the circle inserts, I stay stitched 1/4" along the edge of the inserts & the skirt and made several clips to aid in pinning the insert to the skirt.
With the zipper installed....
and side seams serged...
I tried the skirt on and ummm yeah... my skirt looks nothing like the envelope pic, but instead saddle bags....mmmm
Can't think about it anymore.... until then
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