Fabric: About 1.5 yards of a stretch gabardine from Joanns.
Pattern: Butterick B5466, View E, Size 14
Notions: 7" zipper, hook and eye closure, thread
Time to complete: Maybe 4 hours over many days
First worn: To work a couple of weeks ago
Total price: $0.99 for the pattern, fabric was maybe $5
Wear again? Yes after inserting a lining
I bought like 3 yards of this magenta, stretch gabardine fabric from Joanns last year - it has a bit of stretch in it and I thought it would be a nice candidate for a fall/winter skirt. I don't know when I picked up this pattern but it must have been during one of the $0.99 sales since that is the only way I buy patterns. I chose view E in a size 14 to sew and KNEW that I should put in a lining but I didn't listen to reason/intution and forged on. The photo below shows a lot of puckering in the fabric on the back that doesn't really show when worn. Also the zipper is a bit low but with a hook and eye this is kinda fixed.
I made a muslin and adjusted the front darts longer by 1.5 inches to mitigate the bagginess in the front. I didn't know if I was doing the right thing but it seemed to work so I guess I'll be doing more of that in the future until someone tells me otherwise. I recall having a serger malfunction at some point, but my mind has forgotten all about that horror and I won't be repeating the story here. I hand stitched the hem and am very proud of the way it looks!
I love the skirt - just love it. Except. One. Thing. It needs a lining. So before I wear it again, I'll need to insert a lining. Should be easy enough - I just have to get over that hump of going back to a "finished" project.