You’re in the Army Now — McCall 5429
I finally finished my camouflage skirt today! I just had to sew on the belt loops and the hook and eyes for the waistband. Here is the pattern:
By the way, the only problem I have with this pattern is that the waistband overlap is so small, you HAVE to do pants hooks because there is no room for a button. I really prefer buttons with a fly front. Oh well, I just lined up two pants hooks vertically to make a secure closure.
I also left the godets off because the fabric is kind of stiff and I wanted a more subtle trumpet effect. Unfortunately, the length of the skirt is 25″ which is usually considered pretty dowdy and even taking up a slightly deeper hem only made it 24.5″ on me.
Here it is:
I don’t think it’s the most flattering skirt I own, but it’s infinitely better than the short version would have been at 16″ which is a full inch shorter than I prefer my miniskirts. I cut and sewed a straight size 12, and aside from being a teeny bit tight in the upper thigh area (a perennial fitting problem for me), it fits fine. I did sew the waistband with 3/8″ seams rather than 5/8″ but I do that a lot because I prefer wider waistbands like those found on RTW.
Anyhow, I’m glad this is done because this will be a good skirt for the fall weather that we are expecting later this week — rain and temps below 60. Yay! I love rain.