Well, I’ve jumped on the Rachel Comey bandwagon with this skirt, mostly because the interesting pockets were very similar to those throughout the SS Chanel couture show. I made the skirt out of the same brown linen of my latest pair of trousers and underlined it with cotton voile. I’m liking the underlining with the linen instead of lining it. It hangs and wears so much better than just a with a slippery lining underneath it. The voile did add a little bit of heft to the linen, which I was concerned would possibly make it hotter to wear in heat and humidity, but after wearing it today, I can say it made no difference to the comfort factor. I was actually more confident wearing this underlined skirt because I felt that it was holding it’s shape and staying as crisp as underlined linen can.
The pattern sews up very quickly, although all the bound seams take a while to do. It does look nice on the inside, though! Here are the front pockets. I really don’t think I’ll be standing around with my hands in them, though.They’re placed so that if I did have one hand in it’s respective pocket, it may look a little odd.
Here’s the back zip. I was a bit concerned about the bulkiness of the bound voile/linen yoke seams, but the invisible zip went in just fine. And I really like the waistband. It’s probably 1 1/2 inches wide, which I think is perfect. It sits at my natural waist, so the yoke seams sit exactly at my hip, which I also wondered at, since accentuating my hips is not something I really like to do. But it’s not noticeable, and doesn’t add any bulk. And I’m very in love with this linen. It’s just divine.Even the hemline was bound with bias. The binding was very time consuming, but the end result made it all worth it. I love finishing details like this in a garment.
And I lengthened the skirt by a full 8 inches to get this length. I’m a little shy of wearing 15 inch long skirts.
Conclusion? It’s a cute little skirt, but I think I love it so much because of my fabric choice and all the finishing that went into the construction. It’s A-line, but I may prefer straight or pencil skirts on me. The bonus of the A-line is that I can carry on with my daily business with ease of movement.