After finishing the second muslin for Vogue 1072, I have learned an important lesson: On my figure, a long yoke on a skirt looks like a maternity panel.
Which led me to the following conclusion: It’s time to bail on Vogue 1072.
In contrast, the Simplicity 3688 skirt I most recently finished is quite flattering. It’s a true A-line that falls just below my knee. I was surprised as I worked on it to discover how well it works on my figure.
With my straight shape, an A-line with a hem that falls at the narrowest part of my leg gives me as much of an hourglass look as I can get.
The Vogue skirt, on the other hand, was only A-line enough to facilitate walking without needing a slit or vent. When it was on, it looked more like a straight skirt for someone with bigger hips than I have, not to mention a bun in the oven.
So, this pattern and I are going our separate ways. I am thrilled at this point that only muslin lost its life in the attempt to make this skirt. My pretty coral cotton with white polka dots remains intact. It hasn’t even been laundered.
I think I’m going to move on to the intended blouse to see how it will look with an A-line, maybe something with a contour waistband. I WILL have a snappy new skirt and top from this coral fabric. It’s just not going to involve Vogue 1072.