I made this skirt, and I really love it. If you want comfort and style, combined with an easy pattern, then I recommend Marcy Tilton’s Vogue Pattern 9060. I love the asymmetry—one side is bell-shaped. Due to the weight of the fabric I used, it drapes in a fluted way, which looks intentional, see below.
Here is the front view of the skirt. The skirt can be rotated to be worn with any part of it facing forward. Instead of trying to match zigzags (I didn’t have nearly enough fabric for that!), I intentionally pieced them going in perpendicular directions on the bell-shaped side. This also makes the skirt more interesting.
Now let’s talk about the fabric. I really love this fabric. It is comfortable to wear and easy to sew, and it is perfect for fall and winter. These quilted fabrics have been on trend for the last couple of years, and continue to be popular. It is a double knit jersey, which came to me already quilted in a zigzag pattern. I used a black ponte knit for the contrasting waistband. I purchased both of these last year from Marcy Tilton. She sells only high quality fabric.
The reverse side is black. The fabric is thick. I used a straight stitch with a serged edge for most seams. I used a serged seam only for the waistband, and I used my cover stitch machine for the hem.
Lastly, I styled my look with onyx earrings from Yen Chee Design, my favorite charcoal wool Kate Spade purse, and some old black boots. Special thanks to my friend Jennifer S. for taking these photos of me, some of them rather serious and dramatic (ha ha!)