This summer, in between complaining about the heat and sweating, I did a little bit of sewing. I made this skirt in July, and have been happily wearing it. It wasn't until I was sewing the godets in the side that I realized I'd forgotten to cut out the top ruffle (the ruffle is a double layer of godets) but I don't miss it. I sized the pattern down to a 36, but I think I could have sewn a 38, this is quite fitted and pencil like except for the godets which give the skirt and interesting shape and movement.
11-2008-104B, in a crepe gabardine
Here is my version, in a lightweight wool novelty weave. The texture of the wool makes the skirt interesting but isn't distracting. I am wearing Simplicity 2603, the wrap cardigan, with it.