Modifying Vogue 1247

Vogue 1247 is the pattern I have used the most, with five different versions so far.  I’ve stopped blogging them as it got a bit repetitive, especially as most are in denim, to wear at home.  The pocket shape means anything in them is secure, especially important for my keys when I’m crossing the river with the pup!

I was looking at some of my favourite ready-to-wear skirts the other day and wondered if I could replicate the a-line, no-waistband silhouette I like, without buying yet another sewing pattern.  V1247 seemed a good candidate.

I always lengthen this pattern by eight inches, so this time I used a long ruler to make an a-line shape.


I left off the waistband and finished the edge with a 2″ strip of self-bias.


The fabric is from Dottie Dolly in Wellington.  I’m not sure what it is (cotton/linen?) but it is gorgeous – love the colour.

I’m really happy with this.  It’s much more comfortable without the waistband, and I like the a-line shape.  In fact, I like it so much I’m already making another!


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