Finally my dressings are off my face( I had a couple of troublesome moles removed, all okay) and I can take photos again. I had fun doing the pose above - I don't wear tank tops except for showing clothes on blogs, and I don't have attitude. Not that sort anyway:)
This skirt is made from stretch cotton sateen, which I purchased from Spotlight. The skirt is a slim fitting, elastic waist skirt so it is really quick and simple to make. I used Kwik Sew 3765:
I made a middle length skirt - not quite as long as skirt B above, and not quite as short as skirt C.
The first thing I did was check and measure the pattern pieces. I planned to use XS. I measured the hips which were to fit 35inces. You would expect that the waist would also need to be 35 inches if it was to go over the hips. It wasn't. It was a lot smaller than that. The other problem was that this skirt does not have a cut on band - you fold the waist over for casing (see picture below). As you can see, there is no amount kicked back at the side.
So I added a bit at the side waist. And when I cut it, I added a little kick back at the top so that the casing would work. The skirt has a split at the back - I added more at the back so that the fold on the split was a little deeper than the 5/8 inch. I can also add a zip if I want a snugger fit on the waist line one day. I trimmed the excess away above the split prior to sewing.
Then I made a muslin out of something lying around - this was the full length of the piece - I would never wear a skirt this short (some of you might think I could get away with it :)).
The skirt looks good and fits nicely. So then I cut out the blue skirt. I'll let the pictures do the talking now - so here is the skirt, front view:
And the side view:
And the back view - I should have made sure I put the split in the centre of my back when putting my skirt on - isn't it just as well we don't see our back view too often!!
Anyway, the split sits nicely and looks good - that is the main thing!
And that is Kwik Sew 3765. A really nice, simple, quick, pull on, elastic waist straight skirt. I will use this one often, especially for stretch fabrics. The pattern says to use woven fabrics as well, but I think if I did I would make a slightly larger size for the amount of ease that is needed for wovens.
And yes, it looks just like the pattern envelope :)