I wasn't sure what my size was, as in the past I've always thought I was a 38 and made petite adjustments accordingly or gamble over whether a size 36 would fit me. I haven't been running because of an injury that isn't really worth getting into here other than I was pretty sure that lack of exercise would make me heavier and thicker. It turns out that since I've replaced running with going to the climbing gym more frequently, I've gained weight but lost a few inches. Who knew? I took new measurements a few weeks ago and learned that I'm a now a size 36. It pays to take your measurements regularly!
I wanted to test how a 36 would fit with no adjustments, and wanted a simple skirt that could use a cut of fabric already in my stash. This is 3/4 yard of 45" wide brocade that I bought at least 6 years ago with plans to turn it into a purse. File that under What Was I Thinking. I can't imagine having a purse made out of this stuff. It snags and sheds all over the place.
The skirt is fitted in the waist through hips, I ended up having to make the back seam 1/2" instead of 5/8" due to snugness. I'm not sure if it's due to the pattern design, the unforgiving nature of the fabric I chose, or the shape of my runner-turned-climber butt.
|This is really shiny.|
|Front. There are slant pockets with self bias binding.|
|Back. I had no idea it could get so wrinkly without sitting. I used an invisible zip.|
|Side. You can see the pockets a little better|
|Inside. I underlined it in silk organza. The waistband lining is a poly lining material.|
|burdastyle's version in cotton.|