Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vogue 1247 Skirt Length

I have been working on Vogue 1247 skirt.

The skirt length is 15" for all sizes. How short is that? Take a look at the skirt currently sold at saks.com. Note that the model shown is 5'10" (177cm) wearing US size 4.
Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Here is the product description quoted from Saks' website:

"Rachel Comey Oyster Bar Mini Skirt
 Angled stripes converge on this high-waisted mini crafted from lightweight linen.
  • High waistband
  • Front slit pockets
  • Side zipper
  • About 15  3/4" long
  • Linen
  • Dry clean
  • Made in USA of imported fabric
$391.00 "

So, the Saks version is 3/4" longer than the Vogue 1247.

Now here is Vogue 1247 muslin on me who is 8" shorter than the model. I added 2" to the length and the skirt in the picture was not hemmed. The hem is 2" i.e. what you are seeing in the picture is 19" skirt in pattern size 6 on 5'2" person.

I joined two back pieces into one to simplify the construction.

I was happy with the fit and liked the length of unhemmed skirt. I decided to add 4" to the original pattern, however, if you are in 20's in real age or at heart and have legs to show off, go for 15" length!

By the end of the day, I cut three skirts in orange, white, and black. You can see that I have a good feeling about this skirt pattern already. The pattern instructs you to do Hong Kong finish on all the visible seam allowance, which is really nice, but I am going to line the skirt instead.

Guess what? I cut two more sets! One is Vogue 1247 top which I said I did not want to make again. The top I made (click here to go to the post) was super comfortable to wear, I decided to give it one more chance. Again, it is slippery silk charmeuse, but this time it is much thinner. I also managed to cut Vogue 1177 Anna Sui Dress. This one will take long time... There were so many details on Vogue 1177, I did not finish marking.

Orange skirt is already done! I will post the detail next time. Until then, cheers to you all!


  1. Ya know, Saks could have done something a bit more interesting with those stripes. gah!

    1. I agree, marysews! For $391 this striped fabric must be super high quality as the pattern requires only less than a yard...