This skirt is so much fun. It's quick to make, twirls beautifully and swishes around your legs while you're walking.
I used McCalls 6842 view D and a beautiful ponte fino knit from fabric.com. I ended up cutting out a size 12, removed 3 inches from the length and omitted the back zipper and waistband facing.
The photo below is what I get when I ask my 10 year old to take pictures - but it gives you a better idea of the skirt shape. I wouldn't normally pair this top with this skirt, but I have a real lack of summer tops, both for work and causal.
One of the best parts about making this skirt is knowing how much money I have saved! I saw this Witchery skirt and loved it, but not the $100 price tag. I even went in store to try it on thinking I could justify the purchase somehow (I was thinking along the lines of no time to sew and I need some new clothes). I really liked it, but it was far too short for me to wear it to work. I'm so glad I checked the McCalls patterns because this is an exact match, in a better fabric at a more work appropriate length.
Obligatory twirling shot - slightly more revealing than I expected but so. much. fun.
Apologies for the slightly out of focus photos, but I decided it was better to post with dodgy photos than not post at all. My last assignment is due this week, so hopefully I can spend a little more time in my sewing room after that. I'm sure Wade does too because at the moment I'm buying plenty of fabric and patterns to get my sewing fix :)