I never sew clothes for myself! One of the blogs I follow, Noodlehead, had a sew along last week. While I don't have time to do this during the week due to my hectic life, I decided to try it out this weekend. The whole time that I was sewing, I fretted about my fabric choice. The fabric was a little more busy than I would normally chose for clothing.
As suggested, I made a sample waistband from muslin. This told me that I needed to make a size 14. Even though I was a little upset by the number, it was important that the skirt fit, so a 14 it was. This tutorial was great!! The steps were super easy to follow and the illustrations were incredibly helpful.
When the skirt was together and I put it on, I discovered that it was WAY too big. Urgh...now it was time to employ my newly acquired alterations skills. It was necessary to trim 1 1/2" from each side to make it fit properly.
After much fretting and a little frustration about sizing, I love the skirt. So does my 17 year old daughter. That could be because I borrowed her shirt and sweater to wear with it, but she wants me to make her one (success)!