Handmade High Waisted Yoked Skirt in Plum Linen - Altered Version of Simplicity 1607

Hello there! Last week's post was on a blouse and I was determined to make a skirt to go along with it this week. Well, when I stumbled upon this adorable skirt (below) on Pinterest, I knew I had to make it, and I knew it wasn't going to go with that top. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.  

Via Babble.com

As soon as I saw this skirt I remembered the lower half of Simplicity 1607. I had been saving a beautiful plum linen for a shirt/blouse, but decided to use it for this skirt instead. I love a good yoked skirt. Being someone with relatively few curves, I feel like the yoke hugs my my hips and tricks you into thinking I have some shape where the skirt puffs out. The linen has a fair amount of body, which is good for the shape I was trying to achieve.

I think it'll look cute paired with tights and boots in the winter and can easily transition to sandles and floral tops in the summer. 

Inside, the yoke is finished with a floral cotton, and the rest of it is finished with French seams.

On the outside, each seam is top-stitched 1/4 inch from both sides. 

Thanks for reading! Do you have a favorite pattern that can be made into several different garments? I'd love to know what you're handmade wardrobe looks like too!

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