This, my dears, is the skirt of my dreams. And it could be of yours too….
McCall’s M6931 is deceptively simple: it’s a pleated *and* elasticated waistband skirt, with two length options (though obviously you could adjust it to whatever you wanted!). The benefit of the pleats and elasticated combo is that you get a nice amount of fullness in the skirt without crazy gathering at the waist thanks to the pleats. It’s a perfect way to use bold or special fabrics, because of the simple lines, and the fact it’s very hard to mess up!
Also, did I mention it’s absurdly comfortable? It really is. It’s hard to go back to real waistbands after this baby. The pattern goes up to XXL which is size 26 – however, there’s tons of ease in here, so I think it would fit people comfortably up to a 30.
I’ve made it 3 times so far, and already have another 2 in the works.
The original was my cloudy day skirt, made with cotton voile.
Next up, an amazing Marc Jacobs silk twill number:
And my latest: a crazy flamingo crepe de chine:
Curvy Rating: 5 out of 5 Great size range, super comfortable, easy and quick make!