The wool is a remnant from Yellow Bird Fabrics. It is sooo soft and easy to work with. Because of the looser weave of this fabric, I chose to line it.
I didn't make a muslin since skirts can be simply adjusted while sewing, and I could take it in easily. But there was no need to tweak anything. It fit right from the pattern. When does that ever happen?
However, when I got dressed to take the photos, I put on, shhhhh, control-top pantyhose, and the skirt was too big in the waist. Since I consider myself somewhat boxy in the waist, let me just say that again. The skirt was too big in the waist. My waist was what? Too small? It's not often I can say that. Indulge me.
I used hem tape that I purchased from a fabulous yard sale last summer. I love the way it looks.
I also love the little flounce in the back.
McCalls 5523: 5 out of 5 stars.
The sun was too bright today with too many shadows to take decent detailed pictures outside. I'm not complaining. This is the first weekend we've seen the sun in months!