There are reviews of every component of M6711 on Pattern Review. The pattern includes the skirt, pants, jacket, top and dress. Pattern Reviews for M6711 I initially bought this pattern for the floaty summer dress - which of course I did not get around to making, but at least I've made the skirt! The more I see of the pants and jacket the more I think I might use this pattern for all its pieces eventually.
This skirt project started with my falling in love with the Parisian street scape print. I would see it in Spotlight and walk past it and leave it. It is a stretch cotton sateen with the print as a border on both sides facing the middle and the stretch of the material going up and down the print, in other words crosswise. Nevertheless I finally caved in and bought it. I looked through my pattern stash for a straight gored skirt and M6711 fit the bill. The skirt front pattern has three pieces, the back four as it has a CB seam. Enough to break up the big print. I did end up piecing the side sections until I got the repeat of the cyclist that I wanted, so my front ended up 5 pieces. The crosswise seams are gratifyingly swallowed up by the print.
I don't often line skirts but I lined this one to prevent bagging out at the rear as the stretch goes up and down the garment. I also took care not to make it too tight for the same reason.
The back has a little slit for walking ease. The pattern is short and as I changed my mind about having it that short 'finished length 23 1/2 inches' I ended up with a small hem using bias tape.
A lined skirt would have been too hot throughout the summer we've just had but will be an ideal in between weather item. I will definitely be using this pattern again but with a non stretch woven.
Here's a close up of the print.
Have a good week,