Last year I bought a simple cotton print that I just fell in love with. I thought it would make the perfect A-line summery skirt, and a great skirt to wear to my teaching job.
I decided to make the skirt, which is view E, from New Look 6082. I have lost count of how many times I have made this type of skirt, but I love the ease and shape of it for my body type. When you see my version, please note that I have added 2 inches of length. Another change I made was to design fun pockets for it. I used an invisible zipper as well. Finally, I added a cotton lining, which gives it a more substantial feel.
I love how cotton skirts look even after many washings and wear. With that in mind, I took my time and added all the bells and whistles during the construction process. The waistband is interfaced as well as the white fabric on the pockets. The lining around the zipper is hand stitched in place. Here are some pics of the details.
Patch Pocket: I cut two pieces for each pocket, then stitched them right sides together and turned them through a little hole. I then topstitched and folded the flap down to the front. The button is stitched on the front for decoration.
Great Fit with the size 10 and no modifications except added 2 inches to the length.
I plan to wear it with a white top of some kind. Today it is modeled with a rtw cardigan from Old Navy.
Cheers to summery skirts!