The name of this skirt will forever in my mind be, "I'm a dumb**s."
I made a skirt from this fabric 3 years ago for my daughter, who was then entering law school (and will graduate in 4 weeks). Why I bought 3 yards for a 109 pound girl I just can't remember. But I always loved the color, and finally got around to making myself a skirt from the same fabric - thanks, Faye!
My husband calls this color "wild turkey". It's a long story, going back to the formica on the walls when we moved into this house. He commented that this skirt came out gorgeous, with an outstanding finish.
Now, why I'm a dumb**s: I used this pattern, which I've had for years, and decided that I'm much chunkier than when I bought the pattern, about 15 years ago. So I added 4" total to the skirt, and made it up without ever trying it on. To be fair, I don't usually use this view for this pattern, so maybe I had a right to be confused. But, really? 4" off? What a dumb**s. I stomped about, hollering HBO words for a few minutes. Then I ripped off the waist facing, took 3/4" more off each side seam (for a total of 3" off), and then another 1/4" off because it was still too big. So what should have been a 2 hour skirt was closer to 4 hours.
I'm really glad I learned to do a lapped zipper installation. It hides the zipper really nicely. The zipper I had was miles away from a match (this is the truest representation of the skirt's color).
So, skirt #1 is finally done! I cut a plaid skirt on the bias yesterday, and let it hang overnight. I'm getting ready to start that one now. And this time, I will remember to try it on!