This is one of my favorite skirt styles, and another pear-friendly offering from Style Arc. It is fitted at the waist and upper hip, and gently flares out at the lower hip and over the thighs. The knit fabric means that it has great drape and the pull-on style is quick to make. There’s only two pieces, a yoke and the skirt panel. Does it get any better than this?
There’s 2″ of ease in the hip area. There’s 3/4″ positive fabric ease at the waist, but the elastic has -1.5″ ease. 1/4″ elastic is required for the waistline. It is about 25″ from waist to hemline.
Here’s mine. I made it out of the Swiss 4-way stretch knit in Midnight Gray from Gorgeous Fabrics. This knit is sturdy and durable but has enough drape for something like this. In the photos below it is paired with the Style Arc Alice knit top.
The only adjustment I made to my size 12 pattern was taking in the waist 4″. No changes to the length, so if you’re petite you’ll probably need to shorten it.
One thing I did want to make a note of is that when you make the casing for the waistband elastic, make sure you use a zig-zag and NOT a straight stitch. My mind was a bit fatigued by the time I got around to making this skirt, and I thought maybe I could get away with straight stitches. It popped the first time I slid it on. The zig-zag I used was 3.5mm width, 2.5mm length.
The instructions also have you blind stitch the hem. I used a coverstitch, partially because it was faster but also because it seemed like it would work better with this knit.
I’m sooo happy with this skirt!