Shall we drop it again?

The waist that is. Can I call this a drop waist skirt? Well, if I can, it’s so totally me! I made my first version of this skirt up a few weeks ago and I’ve been loving it to pieces ever since. This time, I jazzed the pattern up a little by adding a couple of cute front pockets. I also found a way to use up some completely and utterly amazing fabric scraps I had lying around.

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The way the skirt hugs the hips, and the addition of the front panels makes this skirt so much more flattering than a basic, gathered skirt. I’ve got plans to add a straighter, higher yoke option to this pattern that I might have to try out next. But here are some shots with a simple white top, which show the details of the skirt more clearly.

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In real life, I’ll be wearing this particular skirt with my favourite stripes, which is the main reason I designed that striped top in the first place.

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15 thoughts on “Shall we drop it again?

  1. ellegeemakes

    I think your drop waist obsession is beginning to rub off on me. This is so cute, and I love the mix of prints.

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  2. Jillian - SewUnravelled

    Too lovely! I feel about drop waist gathered skirts the way I felt about culottes. Oh my poor pear shape. Are you ready to convince me I’ll look as good as you in this style? It might take a bit of work. But dang girl you look hot!

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    1. Debbie Iles Post author

      Oh you and your lovely pear shape! Tell me, don’t culottes and wide leg pants look fabulous on you! So this shape skirt, in all honesty, I actually think it would look better on a pear shape. For my eyes, I feel like the close fit around the hips accentuates my slim hips and therefore accentuates my broad shoulders, quite the opposite of what I dream of in clothes (haha, I want hips!), but I can’t help myself, I like the style. So I AM convinced this would look great on you 😉

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  3. stitchedupsam

    What a fabulous outfit! I always feel I’m too short for drop waist styles, but I do love them on other people. Love your shoes too.

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  4. amcclure2014

    I like the skirt – but I don’t see this as a dropped waist skirt! It looks to me as though the waistband sits at the waist. Then there is a yoke before the fullness of the skirt comes in. Am I missing something?

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    1. Debbie Iles Post author

      Haha no you definitely are not missing the point. I have a bit of a history with drop waist dresses (i think I’ve probably made about ten in the past few years! ) it was a bit of a joke… (i was referencing the lowered gathered section but a long bow I know 😉)

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