Let’s start with the Mirambell skirt.
It’s a retro inspired skirt pattern, with knife pleats and two lengths. The knife pleats are topstitched from the waist to the hips to highlight the body curves, then open to a full hem. With its high waistline, the Mirambell skirt hugs the hips while being really comfortable.
The shaped waistband and pockets bring original details to the skirt design. You can also play with topstitching here, it can be either with matching or contrasting thread and it will showcase the curved shapes nicely.
You’ll find two views for the Mirambell pattern. View A closes with an invisible back zipper and is short (above the knee). As for view B, it buttons on the front and is knee-length.
It’s recommended to choose lightweight fabrics for the Mirambell skirt: cotton, linen, rayon, crepe, chambray… and why not use a gabardine or light wool for a winter version? You’ll also need lining for the pockets (cotton woul be perfect but you can also choose bemberg) and interfacing for the waistband. For view A, you’ll need a 30 cm (12”) invisible zipper and for view B, 8 buttons of approximately 2,5 cm (1”) wide.
Here’s a very elegant skirt that will be perfect for the summer (and all year round).