Vogue V7937 – Pin-striped Kick-pleat Skirt

This is the skirt I made to coordinate with the Puffy-sleeved Tracy Reese jacket. I’ve had it made for a while now but wanted to work it over first before photographing it.

I know, you may need some sunglasses for my blindingly white legs!

This is a wool/cotton blend that I got from Sawyer Brook fabrics.
It’s a cross-weave of black and off-white in wool, with a pinstriped pattern in peach and pale blue cotton.
I lined it with with Ambiance, and I’ll share this secret; the front and back are lined with two different colors, grey and black! You won’t tell will you?

I picked Vogue V7937 because of the princess seaming, and the pleat detail in the back which I thought would work with the sleeves of the coordinating jacket. I’ve made this pattern once before with success. It’s a great little pattern with several options at the back and waist and I think it’s been around for a while.


I omitted the facing at the waist since it usually adds bulk. Instead I fashioned a tiny 1/2″ binding from the fashion fabric.

I also thought I’d get all fancy and underline the skirt with silk organza but it’s not holding up very well. It’s starting to shred at the stress points! I had a terrible time keeping the seams from rippling. I didn’t have this problem with the jacket so I don’t know why it happened on the skirt. I’ve pressed and pressed. I just can’t believe it’s the organza. It shows up in the photo above but not the photo below. Hmmm…

It was also looking quite frumpy which is why I finally brought it back to the sewing room. I pegged it by 2″ and shortened it by an inch. These two changes took it from frumpy to downright sassy! Yeah me!

I also tweaked the invisible zipper AGAIN as the stitching wasn’t close enough to the teeth. I usually don’t have any trouble with this type of zipper but I ended up working this one over four times!

Detail of Skirt Pleats

Lessons Learned
Careful of my skirt lengths and widths.

8 thoughts on “Vogue V7937 – Pin-striped Kick-pleat Skirt

  1. Adorable and definitely sassy outfit and you look great in it, too. You do very fine work. I, too, redo and redo things until I’m completely satisfied.


  2. You look great in this outfit, I love the skirt. You have the perfect figure to pull this off.
    I love this jacket. I have made the skirt pattern from this pattern and I love it, but I never had the guts to pull off the jacket. But you totally rock this.


  3. WOW. I am so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could click through back to yours. You are doing some inspirational sewing and I look forward to following your work!!


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