I got a zip yesterday and got stuck in, its only the second zip I've sewn and I forgot what I learned the first time so I had to unpick the zip and do it a second time but I learn something new each time. At least thats the plan!
The skirt has a facing on the waist rather than a waistband as you can see.
This is actually a quite simple pattern to use but as you can see I've made some changes in that I didn't add the contrasting ribbon/trim at the top or the contrasting panel at the bottom. This is mainly because this fabric doesn't lend itself to a trim having its own pattern but also because I have a bit of a tum and I'm not sure that the ribbon would be flattering to me! I think I'll make this skirt again (although I need a smaller size whoppee) and I might chose a plain fabric that can have a contrasting trim.
This means I've completed Carolyns first challenge to sew something for myself!!!! I wore the skirt today and got some compliments but even more when I told them I had made it myself so I'm quite chuffed at that! Nothing can stop me now! The next item of clothing I fancy making for myself is a Boden-like Fun skirt but I need to find myself a good pattern. Might browse the free patterns on Burda Style again........