After I made my white cropped pants, I had approximately 2 metres of linen left. What to do, what to do? So I made this skirt.
The pattern is Vogue 1762, a "Vogue's Basic Design" ca. 1986.
I made View E, the green one. But mine is quite a bit (6") shorter. If memory serves, this is the only view I've made from this pattern. It's reasonably swishy without being overwhelming. I like the fact that it is somewhat fitted at the hip and then flares.
I briefly considered using the Pavlova skirt from Cake Patterns. But it's a complete circle, a real fabric hog. On asking myself the hard questions, I decided I didn't need or want that much swish. I was aiming at a classic basic that I could wear anytime with anything, not a statement piece that would wear me. (I really bought the pattern for the wrap top, and I even mentally have some fabric picked out for it. I'll get around to it some day.)
I also like the shaped waistband on V1762. My copy of this pattern, which I acquired second-hand, is a bigger size than I would normally buy. However it fits well and the waistband is nice and loose so I can comfortably tuck blouses in even though it is also quite high.
Flush with the success of my partial flesh-tone underlining on the matching white pants, I did the same again, but this time with a poly-cotton I found lurking in my stash. It's pretty much invisible, unless someone looks at my lower half far too closely.
Now I have about a half-metre of white linen left, enough to function as trim or contrast on some future project. I consider the two projects a satisfactory stash-busting exercise.
In other news, I'm still knitting away on my red ribbed top. It has grown since my last post. It's past my waist now. Just a couple more inches to go. It should look pretty nice with my white bottoms.