This skirt is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1890's. It is very slim in the front, with the back very full and trained. It is cut all in one piece, with a center back seam and darts across the front. This style of skirt was extremely popular from 1890-1893, and can be used for both day and evening wear. Several Worth gowns are based on this style.
If you need a skirt longer than 40" front length, you will need to have material wider than 45". Also, this pattern is cut on the cross grain and may not be suitable for some stripes or prints. This pattern has three length options; wedding, evening, and floor length.