First, let's start by giving credit where credit is due. My muse for this project? This lovely lady and this lovely skirt. As soon as she posted about making it in denim, I thought "Well shiver me timbers, I need one of those too!" So off I went to purchase the fabric and the pattern only to come across my first hurdle when it came time to cut out the pattern. Having just made three dresses, I felt that I had a good handle on what size I needed to cut out for dresses but I had no idea what size I should cut out to make a skirt. According to my measurements and the pattern recommendations I should cut out a size 14, but I've been cutting out around a size 10 in most of the dresses. Hmm…
I decided to split the difference and go with a 12. I'm not sure that that was the right decision.
Fast forward a little bit and here's the finished project. I'm thinking that this probably isn't the best look on me. Perhaps a bit dowdy? (Trust me, it looks lot more dowdy without 3 inch heels on) And because of the size that I made, the waist band hits me in some weird place between my actual waist and my hips. Plus I have a feeling that the fullness of the skirt just looks a bit blah one me.
I toyed around with hiking the skirt up a bit to hit more around my natural waist and cinching it with a belt, but I'm not sure that even that helps. When I asked my husband what he thought he replied "I'm going to need to think about this." That can't be a good sign.
On a positive note, the skirt does have pockets, which you know I love. And the pockets have cute little contrast lining made from left over fabric from this dress.
On a more negative note (because who doesn't like to end on a negative note?), I've decided that I hate making skirt waist bands and I have a sneaking suspicion that the feeling may be mutual (as in, I'm pretty sure that they hate me too).
Pattern: Simplicity 2215
Size: Made a size 12, although I think a size 10 would have fit better
Fabric: Denim from Joanns