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How We Wear It: A-Frame Skirt + Union St. Tee

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog. | How We Wear It: A-Frame Skirt + Union St. Tee

My favorite part of sewing my own clothing is the time spent dreaming up a vision for a garment. I can spend hours looking at clothing inspiration on Pinterest, picking out the perfect fabric, and deciding on the little modifications that will make angels sing when I slide the garment onto my body. It’s why I love curating our collections so much. I get to do this for five garments, four times a year. 

When I first crossed paths with the A-Frame sewing pattern, I didn’t think the skirt would suit me. For one, I’m not really a skirt girl. And this summer, I’m not really a real-clothes girl. I wear shorts and tank tops every single day; maybe leggings and a longer tank top if the temperatures drop below 80 degrees.   

And secondly, fitted skirts sometimes make me feel a bit uncomfortable. Not body-conscious uncomfortable; I mean waistband-cinching, can’t-sprawl-out-on-the-couch, physically uncomfortable. When you spend most of your time in said shorts, tank tops, and leggings, it’s painful to pull on a garment with a zipper. 

Then, the perfect blue and black double-sided jacquard fabric crossed my path (which sold out in an astonishing 20 minutes). My excitement for the A-Frame started to heighten during the sewing process. The jacquard was wonderful to work with, my invisible zipper went in without a hiccup, and the fit was looking to be pretty spot-on with no mods. 

When I finished the last stitch in the hem of this skirt and slid it up over my hips, I may have muttered an audible “yes!” accompanied with a fist pump. This fitted skirt fits me like a glove, and is, I dare say, pretty darn flattering. 

A Frame Skirt paired with a Union St Tee | Indiesew Sewing Patterns

The A-Frame by Blueprints for Sewing is a pencil or A-line skirt with triangular panels, pockets, and a center back zipper. I sewed up the pencil version of the skirt, but the a-line version would look awesome in a drapey fabric like rayon challis

A few days after dreaming up how I would wear my A-Frame Skirt, Adrianna published this post. Her graphic Union St. Tee paired with her knit pencil skirt is absolute perfection. She confirmed what I had suspected: a pencil skirt is practically begging to be worn with a casual tee. So I threw on my own Union St. Tee sewn in our black rayon/lycra jersey and a pair of sandals. My Native Clutter necklace completed the look.

A-Frame Skirt Sewing Pattern | Blueprints for Sewing

Working from home means coffee meetings are generally the only thing I get dressed up for. But coffee meetings also mean I need to carry at least my wallet (and often a notepad and fabric samples). My new Anna Joyce bag is the perfect over-the-shoulder bag for a casual outfit.

Union St Tee paired with a pencil skirt | How We Wear It

But if you do need to dress up every once in a while, the A-Frame is totally up to the task. A v-neck tee is still office appropriate in my book! Just wear a scarf over the top and throw on a pair of heels. Easy peasy. | A Frame Skirt Sewing Pattern

The A-Frame sewing pattern is a great pattern for the adventurous beginner sewist ready to tackle an invisible zipper. There’s no lining so the pattern assembles rather quickly. I do recommend being more prudent than me by making a muslin, especially if you’re sewing the pencil version. Our curves are all so wonderfully different so you may need to make some small modifications for the perfect fit.

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Happy sewing!

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