Here it is just hanging around. I loved the denim one that Amber made, and Amanda's leopard print was super fun, so when I was at Hobby Lobby and noticed that McCall's patterns were on sale, I grabbed this one. It really is a nice basic. The pattern is for a straight skirt in 5 lengths from mini to maxi. The longer lengths include a walking vent. The waistline is faced and it calls for a centered zipper. I lined mine and put in an invisible zip. I used some fabric from my collection that has been there long enough that I have forgotten it's origins.
Here it is up close. Based on the way that it behaved, I'm pretty sure that it is a natural fiber, but I'm not sure what. It has a bit of itchiness, but it doesn't act or smell like wool. It is also a somewhat coarse weave and reminds me a lot of my favorite vintage suit. Anyway - the skirt...
Here is the inside from the back. I lined it with a very lightweight batiste, since I live in Texas and wanted it to be wearable in the summer. I did use the facing pattern pieces to cut some interfacing which I fused to the lining to stabilize the waist. I also added some pink piping to the waistline, just for fun!
Here is the hem. This is the first time I've used lace to bind a hem. I think it is very pretty and it was easy to sew, so I'm going to be doing more of this in the future. Overall, this pattern is a winner, but I have to add a small caveat about fit. I always cut a size smaller than my measurements in McCalls patterns, but since Amber had some fit issues with hers, I measured the pattern, and ended up going down TWO sizes AND taking in the side seams an additional 1/4 inch at the hip during construction. I really love this pattern, but if you make it, be sure to measure!