The trousers may have been a flop, but I LOVE my new skirt.

Full Skirt

This skirt is Butterick 5885. It has fantastically roomy side seam pockets, a back zipper and stitched pleats. The pattern offered two different lengths. I chose the longer of the two and am glad I did, since I’m not yet skilled at managing this amount of fabric during the day. Sometimes it gets a little rucked up, like when I’m trying to climb out of the car, and I’d be in serious danger of displaying my knickers to bystanders with a shorter version of this.

Full Skirt

It’s such an easy pattern! I can definitely see making another one of these, perhaps using a nice crepe fabric for fall. I also need to make a more flattering top to wear with this. The untucked blouse isn’t quite right. I tried tucking it in, but it looks odd on my short-waisted torso. A nicely fitted white knit top might just do the trick.

P.S. I changed the look of my blog today and added a Google Friend Connect thing-a-ma-jig over there in the sidebar.

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