This is one of the projects I've been meaning to post about for way too long! A while back, my awesome cousin sent me a lovely care package full of garment-worthy knits -- ponte de roma, jersey, all of it in beautiful patterns. I immediately went to work on this skirt, which is from Simplicity 1369. It's basically my ideal skirt!
These photos, of course, are casual taken in my sewing studio, because no WAY do I want to go outside modeling an autumnal outfit in the sun right now! A lot of my outfit / garment photos are going to be indoors for a while, and they may lack that "give a crap" look. Barefoot, check. Chipped nail polish, check. Incongruous lack of tights and shoes, check.
The pattern was ever-so-slightly tricky -- I really hate doing skirt yokes, even though they're part and parcel of doing a midi or A-line skirt worth looking at. Does anyone know why on earth they're so frustrating? Mine always want to flop around and get pulled the wrong way and trying to install zippers in them is like trial by fire. I'm terrible at zippers in general, so maybe it's just me. I even tried to do a nice finishing topstitch to keep it under control but it didn't quite do the trick. I just feel like I'm failing at the most basic garment, help!
Nevertheless I'm totally happy with the final look of this skirt, and the fit. It's perfect, and it goes with my favorite autumn wardrobe style -- midi skirt, t-shirt, and cardigan! And THANK YOU, B, for the fabric package! I have big plans for the other yardage!