At any rate, I'm not so happy with this skirt, I'm sad to say. The fabric is a beautiful, beautiful, shiny, colorful, easy-to-sew silk dupioni I picked up at the Cleveland Sewing Expo in March 2015 from one of the booths. A big fabric discounter but the name escapes me now. I also picked up some china silk in a matching magenta. I bought enough for a lining and a shirt.
My friend was getting married in May. She is a sweetheart and gorgeous and I can't believe she was not snapped up long before. But finally she had met her man. I wanted to wear something nice to her wedding. Surely I could make a simple pencil skirt and a blouse to go along with it out of my new silk fabrics by May! I barely got the skirt done--classic. I was freaking out--what would I wear with this skirt!!??!! Then I realized I had the magenta button down shirt in my closet--in the exact same color and fabric as the lining material I had purchased.
So what don't I like? It fits a wee bit too snugly, and it creeps up as I'm wearing it. I probably did not leave enough ease and went a little overboard with the fitting. I also think, seeing these pictures, that I should never, never, never wear a patterned skirt that goes all the way to my waist. There is way too much bottom half going on here. My torso looks bizzare.