This is my second time using the Simplicity 1917 3 length skirt pattern, using the middle skirt length. The first time my skirt came out too big, so this time I cut it down, and it definitely fits better, but could still be made smaller (thank you size chart for making me feel smaller than I actually am!)
I used Sofia fabric from Ikea. It was thick (probably meant for curtains) and easy to work with.First, cut out your pattern pieces. For the main part of the skirt I folded my fabric in half again (selvage to selvage) so that when sewn together, the stripes would match up perfectly.
Then I sewed my two yoke pieces together. Sew it to the top of your skirt, right sides facing each other.
You can totally see my baste stitch, I ripped that out :)
Take your second yoke piece and sew it (right sides facing each other) to the top of the yoke already sewn onto your skirt. Then flip it around, and press if necessary.
This is where I kind of stopped taking pictures because I could see the finish line... sorry about that.
Sew down (stitch in the ditch) the second yoke to the inside of the skirt, making sure to catch all the layers.
Then I sewed in the zipper. Which is always fun. And hand sewed the clasp.
After that I tried on the skirt and decided how long I wanted it to be. I wanted it slightly above my knees so I cut off about 1 1/4 inch off the bottom and hemmed it in the regular fashion.
Gotta love phone pictures :)