Blouse tucked in:
I love love love this skirt. It feels both 1950ish and 1970ish when I put it on, and I can push it towards a particular era by what blouse I choose. I've already got one planned in lightweight denim.
Fabric: A somewhat stiffish linen purchased recently at Fabricmart. The color is a light cornflower blue that I just love so much.
Details: I followed the instructions for the pocket application, but then just did my own thing. I inserted an invisible zipper instead of the called for slot zipper, and added two vintage buttons on the waistband tabs. I added the tabs because even though I don't usually wear things tucked in, I wanted the option to do so. I also machine sewed the hem. I thought I needed an extra 1/2 inch in the waistband (I didn't) so I took the one-piece band, and turned it into a band with front and back sections so I could sew on the waistband before I did the side seams. I didn't make a muslin for this, so I wanted to make sure I could adjust if needed. I moved the tabs back a little so they covered the waistband side seams.
Difficulties: For some reason I had issues sewing the back seam right underneath the zipper. I had to rip it out a couple of times (which was annoyingly hard because the thread was a perfect match.) I ended up hand sewing for about an inch and a half. I was using my secondary machine for this, so maybe that has something to do with it. I just don't know.
Conclusion: I love the way this skirt looks and it was a pleasure to sew. I will definitely make more of them!