This is a great pattern, it definitely deserves it's intermediate status though, as I found it a quite time consuming and complex project. I did deliberately take my time with it, as I wanted it to feel solid and well made. I have to say I love the result. No wonder this pattern is so popular.
I made mine from a medium weight denim for the shell, some polyester anti-static lining fabric for the lining and used a patterned cotton for the facings.
I had a few new sewing experiences with this project, most notably:
- Sewing buttonholes
- Sewing with polyester lining fabric
- Sewing with denim
- Under stitching
It's such a relief to have a well fitting garment that I have made myself. After all my fitting issues with the upper half of my body, this skirt has really improved my sewing confidence.
It's not perfect by any means. I got bored when sewing the buttons on and Downton Abbey was on the telly and I'd had a glass (or two) of wine by this point, so a few are a bit wonky. Plus the hem of the lining is dreadful, but it's on the inside so nobody will ever see that it isn't straight.