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Vogue 8425 - The High-Waisted Skirt | by Erica Bunker
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Vogue 8425 - The High-Waisted Skirt

Project Details

Pattern: Vogue 8425, View C

Fabric: polyester crepe

Notions: 12" zipper; four 5/8" buttons; hook & eye


Descriptions: High waisted, below mid-knee semi-fitted skirts have back zipper and front band has button closing.


This skirt is so easy and that's how Vogue Patterns has it rated. I literally sewed this skirt in a few hours. I love the princess seam construction and the back vent which helps a lot for walking... especially when you have a long stride as I do. This is #8 on my trends list. At first, I'm sure you remember, I was a little apprehensive about this trend... whether or not it was for me. Even though I have hips, I've never had a problem with straight-styled, pencil skirts as long as they were the "right size". I think this one turned out pretty well. I followed the instructions and the only thing I did differently was to add boning to the waistband. I did this by creating casings in the seam allowances and sliding the pieces in there. I feel that the boning allowed the waistband to keep it's shape and structure. So, if you want try this trend out, I would recommend this to those that have longer torsos. If it wasn't the fact that I am as tall as I am, and have plenty of torso, this skirt could have easily stopped level with my bra band.


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Taken on January 13, 2006