I wasn't sure what to pair this skirt with so have tried it on with a tucked-in Maria Denmark Kimono Tee and (in an unusual sartorial move for me) a tucked in tee. I think it looks good with both tops but I do find the untucked top more comfortable and more..."me".
This was an incredibly easy sew - just two pattern pieces: the waistband and the skirt piece (which is the same piece for the front and the back). It's a full circle skirt so there is a lot of fabric here and my fabric (a "supplex lycra" from My Hung) is not quite a drapey as I feel it should be for the volume of fabric in this skirt. That said, the fabric was very easy to sew with and although the fabric tag said "no ironing" I gave it a light press when sewing to get rid of bumpy overlocked seams.
Because the fabric is a knit and doesn't fray I could have left it totally unhemmed but I had not cut it out particularly neatly (think drunk Edward Scisscorhands type cutting) so it was looking a tad...ragged. I've overlocked the hem but hveot turned it up and stitched as I think that would affect the nice drape I have going on here. Because it's black stitching on black fabric I think I can get away with this...
The waistband casing is sewn on first and the elastic threaded through a gap and the sewn into a loop. As always I dithered about with how tight to make the elastic as I find there's a VERY fine line between too tight and too loose. I think I got it pretty much "just right'...though I have to confess this anxiety about the waistband is one of the reasons I put off sewing this skirt for SO LONG!
The skirt is good for twirling!
Pattern: Megan Nielsen's Veronika Skirt
Size: size XL
Fabric: a "supplex lycra" from My Hung
Changes for next time: none