While I had navy thread on the serger, I decided to make a denim skirt for me! I really want to focus on not creating any more orphan garments in my closet, so my plan is as I make a new garment, be sure that either I already can incorporate it into at least one "outfit" from my closet, or that I already have a coordinating garment ready to sew. Of course, a denim skirt goes with nearly everything, so I'm not really challenging myself with this one.
Butterick 5566, which was part of this winter's collection. I usually let patterns age in the stash a bit longer, but I really love the lines of this one, so I just had to sew it. The fabric is stretch denim from fabric.com that I bought intending to make jeans, but at 4% lycra, they really have too much stretch. I'm hoping that it'll be OK for this skirt and I won't end up with seat baggies.
Stacy and Clinton say you should always dress the body you have. That said, I finished the side seam allowances separately so that I could take it in later if needed. It also reduces the bulk at the hip to have the side seams pressed flat, and who needs extra hip bulk?