Hot! The “Two Favorites In One” Skirt

The Facts
Fabric: Blue-grey corduroy – I’ve had it for so long I can’t remember what I paid…maybe $8?
Pattern: McCall’s 5591 view A…again!
Year: 2007
Notions: 7″ zip $0.50
Time to complete: 5 hours
First worn: To see The Hobbit on Sunday
Wear again? And again, and again, and again
Total price: ~$8.50

So obviously I have used this skirt pattern before – three other times…so far. And I purchased this corduroy with the explicit intent to use it with this pattern. I used to own a RTW corduroy skirt in exactly this color back in my early to mid-20s. I loved it! It reminded me of school uniforms – which I never had to wear, so I can look at them with fondness and not contempt.

But then I realized one day that I was no longer in my mid-20s and the skirt was too short to wear to work. So it had to go.

But I had also gained some sewing skills and I realized I could make it again if I found the right fabric. And soon I had the right fabric! But it sat in my stash waiting for the right time.

And NOW is that time! And here it is.



Liz has been sewing since April 2011 but has been crafty all her life. Her full-time job is as a museum curator at a smallish institution, where her DIY skills often come in handy. Liz likes to sew while watching TV, which she uses to measure the amount of time it takes to finish.


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  1. I love skirts that remind me of school uniforms too – I used to have the most gorgeous collection of 50’s pleated wool skirts, but I had to let them go when I moved to NZ because they weighed too much.

    I love the colour of your skirt, and the pleats and the pockets, and well, kinda everything!

  2. Well done, Liz! What a great staple. I can see it coordinating with many different tops. What a great sewing year we’ve all had!

  3. Ooh I have that pattern and haven’t used it yet…..that skirt looks fab, and not like any school skirt I ever had to wear, it’s cool. Looks very comfy too.