Ok, so this skirt has had a bit of a transformation since Mondays post. The pattern I was using (Butterick 2115) is no longer recognisable as to be honest, my fabric choice for this skirt was all wrong.
This pattern needs stiffness, preferably wool, not a drapey suiting fabric that has a slight stretch to it.
So in an effort to not have wasted my time I unpicked the darts and replaced them with gathering stitches. I cut the length to sit at the knee, and added a side lapped zipper (my first ever go at this) and then attached the waistband as normal. Finishing it off are 2 grey buttons to secure the waistband.
And now another confession...I broke my 'No Polka Dot' rule just a little. I've had a fat quarter of this fabric in my stash that called my name when I was looking for something to back my waistband. I succumbed, I'm sorry, forgive me?
Hope you all have a lovely weekend! (and Bank Holiday Monday if you're in the UK!)