That's what I'm calling Vogue 1247.
I love the version that Adonishing Dressing for Dinner made and it really inspired me to make one of my own.
Here I am wearing my version at work:
Navy tropical wool from Fabric Mart
Navy ambiance lining
9" invisible zipper
rayon hem tape
We all know that this skirt only goes up to a size 18 and it's quite short...but I loved the pocket detail! Especially after Adonishing lengthened hers...it turned my world upside down and I had.to.have.my.own.version of this skirt.
Starting with my TNT skirt I cut new front pieces by laying the pattern's front piece on the fold and widening it. The same was done for the back pieces. After the pieces were cut out, I used the pattern instructions to understand how to sew the front pocket pieces but after that it was a simple pencil skirt construction.
I did change up the pattern by adding a lining. I also remained true to the skirt's original design because I didn't add a back vent or side slits. I was a little concerned that I might have problems getting on and off the bus but there is enough ease at the hemline that it ended up not being an issue at all.
This should have been a quick sew but I puttered around making it...however, I will make another one. Here is a pic of the pockets prior to the waistband being added:
I can see those pockets with a buttonhole/button to bring some definition to them...because they fade into the skirt until you put your hands in the pockets. I did that a couple of times at work and then expressions changed! *LOL* The pockets are really kewl and deep enough to hold things if you want. I was just thrilled to be able to jam my hands into them at various times during the day! So you will probably see a couple more versions of this skirt this summer, as well as, this fall. This is a wardrobe builder!!!
If you have a TNT pencil skirt pattern and really like the pocket detail, pick the pattern up and use both together, you will be thrilled that you too can end up with a very wearable skirt with great designer details!