This skirt has been made by a couple of bloggers lately:
After seeing two renditions of it, I ran over to the Butterick site to purchase this pattern. I knew I could alter my TNT straight skirt pattern but I thought let me support the pattern industry. Let me purchase a pattern and make my own version of this pattern...alas it is not to be. Why? Why do you ask? Because this pattern only goes up to a size 20!
Okay I get it that pattern companies must make money. I also get that maybe plus size women are a "smaller" market, however, what I don't get is how you can design a simple straight skirt in a larger size, (B5574, B5466, B4461) but can't grade the trendier skirts up to a size 22, 24 or even Women's sizes?! Seriously, it's not like a little old man is sitting at a drafting table with paper and pencil drafting up each size! You know a machine is doing it...so why not program said machine to draft two or three more sizes?
Why would I purchase a new pattern that's not in my size, that I will need to make alterations to when I have a perfectly good, well-fitted pattern already on hand? So yes, I will be stealing this style and using it on my TNT skirt pattern. The pattern alterations aren't that hard for me to make...but what about a new sewist...someone just learning to sew or returning to sewing...m'thinks Butterick that not only did you lose a sale to me but you might have lost a lifelong customer in that new sewist!
I really like this version of the skirt:
So look for a by-me version of this skirt appearing here soon...cause truly it's just a matter of cutting the pattern up and closing the darts to make it work! And I do have that great piece of black faux leather that I just bought from Fabric Mart and some black wool crepe that would make an awesome rendition of this IDEA...cause I won't be using Butterick's pattern...nah I'll be sticking with my TNT one...
...and that's why I use my TNT patterns so much!