I ended up doing a self-drafted pleated skirt. All my other skirts are straight or A-line, so I wanted a little diversity.
It's lined, so I can wear it year round. (Preferably on non-windy days. You should see the pics that got deleted from our photo shoot! Except, no you shouldn't.)
|Navy Bemberg from Vogue Fabrics' warehouse sale|
The waistband is a basic, straight, unlined band with a tab for a hook and eye. It has a side zip, for which I used an olive invisible zipper.
Each side of the front and back has 4 soft pleats, for a total of 16.
To reduce bulk, I left about 3" without pleats at each of the sides, the center front, and center back.
The hem is a simple baby hem. This worked well for two reasons: I was trying to get done in time to meet up with Gail and Niecey-poo (made it with 30 minutes to spare!), and the fabric is so lightweight that I was worried catch-stitching would be obvious.
So there you have it! I spent about 2 hours figuring out the math for this thing, so I'm going to do a post about that in the next few days. But for now, go check out Gail's post about her gorgeous blouse!