What I do have is a rockin' grey skirt to wear to work in the morning. Skillz or not, I count that as a win.
The fabric is a recent stash addition by comparison to what's hanging out in my bins. It's marinated in stashdom for a mere 4 months. I picked it up in a moment of weakness when the local fabric store had a half off sale. There is only so much this girl can resist when it comes to fabric and 50% off is not one of those things. I bought it with no particular use in mind. I just couldn't keep my hands off of the bolt. I walked past it twice before toting the bolt around the store for a good 20 minutes then gave up and bought 2 1/2 yards.
Sewing went fast. Start to finish, not including fighting with the serger to get it rethreaded, I spent less than 2 hours behind the machine. I serged all the vertical seams first, then sewed them up leaving the zipper side seam open. Iron, iron, iron. Back to the serger to serge all the horizontals, which are curved, which means I had to resist the urge to plow through them. Been there, done that, scrapped the end results because nothing lined up. Curves can eat your lunch if you aren't paying attention.
Remember when I said all the horizontals were curves? Yeah, hemline too. That little fluttery bit on View B, all assembled, makes a full circle. After much swearing and a trip to the store for a different color of grey that better matched the fabric, I did a very narrow rolled hem and ran it through the machine.
Will I make this again? Absolutely. I'm thinking view A this time, in this great embroidered denim that's been marinating in the stash for...um...years. Probably best not to mention how many, because it's older than my first born.
Will I make any changes? View A is longer, but other than dropping down a size, possibly 2, it's a pretty solid pattern. This skirt has 5 1/2 inches of ease at the hips. It's comfortable, without being figure hugging. Sizing is a personal challenge with me. I've been working at losing weight (don't call if you find it, okay?) and measuring is a constant challenge. I measured twice and dropped a size after a measuring issue with a skirt I made last week. I still need to go down at least once size on the next effort, but this one didn't require adjustments to make it fit.