I've had some beautiful linen bought a few years ago from fabrics-store.com and when I saw the pleated skirt in The Maker's Atelier magazine Autumn/Winter 18 I thought a linen version would make a good seasonal transition skirt.
One of the best features of the magazine is this layout which features The Maker's Atelier patterns old and new, all in Autumnal evening/occasion fabrics, including the pleated skirt shown in velvet. There's another double spread in more everyday fabrics, they are both beautiful pattern showcase, very tempting!
Back to the skirt... it's a simple construction inspired by France Tobin's visit to the recent Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A. There are three pieces: the front and back are identical and include the pockets, plus a waistband.
I lengthened my version as midi is not a length I wear and I added an hem panel which is one of the pattern variations. I think I lengthened it a little too much for practical walking as it's a little restrictive so I may remove this.
The most interesting feature is how the pocket is formed as the waistband fastens. I opted for some press studs but you can use a clip or button/buttonhole depending on fabric thickness. This fastening repeats on each side. My waistband is sitting relatively low - I have a recent scar on my high waist from a recent operation. The waistband is very easy to fit and adjust.
You can find the pattern in the Autumn/Winter 18 magazine. Note there was a printing error on the waistband and amendments are on the website (minor, the original waistband was too long and needs shortening).