I just packed for a week's trip and I am wearing this skirt nearly every day. Seriously. I packed one other skirt and ONE dress.
I don't know what it is — I think it's that I've been sewing my way through my fabric stash, using up all the pieces that were supposed to have been skirts, 2001-2005. It could be that I've got too many dress patterns to sew, so that I can't decide which one is next. It's probably, though, a combination of very little time and the fact that I can make this skirt in less than two hours. (+ one TV show's worth of hemming, which doesn't really count as "sewing" to me. If you can watch TV while doing something it's not actually work.)
It also probably has something to do with my obsession with cardigans, and the fact that it is very difficult to wear a cardigan over a Duro dress (although I'm looking for a good batwing cardigan to make the attempt).
Needless to say, I don't make the gored, pointy version. (Although no judgment is implied if that is the one that sings to you.) I have made it, so far, in:
- black and camel striped wool
- polka-dot Liberty (only brighter than that colorway)
- gray wide-wale corduroy
- vintage black-and-fuchsia sateen
- turquoise blue wool flannel (you can see exactly three inches of this one here)
- various home dec fabrics, including several from Ikea.
To make this, I cut the yoke waistband at least one size smaller than indicated (I don't like it as low-rise as they thought I would). I do a lapped zipper and I add a side pocket. I usually hem it with bias tape or hem lace, and hand-stitch the yoke facing down. If the fabric is heavy, I use a light cotton print for the yoke & pocket, to keep it from being too bulky (which is also nice aesthetically).
In fact, I've used this pattern so much I'm planning on buying another copy at the next 99 Simplicity sale and transferring it to nonwoven interfacing, to make it last longer. I'm also going to trace it off in various lengths. Someday. When I have more than two hours plus one episode of something to sew in.