#1 is complete
I have had this navy glen plaid in the stash for at least 10 years. It was purchased in a small cloth shop, Mary's, in Philadelphia, MS. I purchased enough to make pants and a vest. But, I decided to change that plan and a skirt was more appropriate at this time.
Pattern: Simplicity 2451.
Size: 12, following the measurements on the envelope and comparing to the ease measurements on the pattern.....sad to say that this was the correct size. There is soooo much difference between RTW sizing and pattern sizing.
I did not make a muslin. I had enough material so that if this was a failure that I could not fit, I could always recut. I worked very carefully to match the plaids at each seam. Very time consuming but well worth the effort.
I did baste completely to fit. Surprisingly it fit! I opened up necessary seams and finished them with the serger as I put it back together. I lined the skirt with polyester lining. The zipper was very easy to set and match the yoke seam using the double sided wash-away tape.
Love the flare.
The rounded yoke was very easy to work with and is very flattering.
I wore this to church on Sunday and it definitely will become a TNT.
I also like view "C".....will be giving it a try real soon.
A Success!!what a way to start 2015.