While the pieces are out...

I will jump straight into my next version of this skirt. McCall's 5523 (same as last weeks skirt) but with a different rear-end feature. 
Funnily enough, I have never had so many compliments about my behind as I have with wearing this skirt. Kind of like plain on the front, but one almighty kick from behind. 
The feature on the back of this skirt adds such brilliant wearing ease, letting me chase after those little kiddies in the classroom gracefully!
So this time I used yet another fabric from Spotlight - they certainly are lifting their game of late - a printed linen/blend in black and white. This is going to be very useful in my wardrobe - I have a heap of plain tops to jazz this skirt up with.

Again, I lined it with a white cotton - but, again, not on the pleat detail area. I am really concerned if I lined the 'feature' section it just won't fall as perfectly as I planned. Really, since it is all behind me I shouldn't worry so much, but that's life!  You can see from the piccies that I also used the intended facing on this skirt, just to give it a little more 'something' on the waist area. Was this a wise idea? Well the skirt held up for the day without stretching, so it payed off (luckily).
An amazing fellow Aussie blogger, Suzy from Suzy Bee Sews, is always adding a splash of colour in surprising places when she sews her garments. So, on this skirt I used a strip of yellow bias to edge my facing. I know, out-there or what for me!

And I can't leave without showing off yet another brilliant invisible zipper - just not sure which seam it is hidden away in....it is there under the belt, somewhere....
So after a long, final (yeah, start that party) day at school my skirt held up, minimal wrinkles (unlike the arms on my jacket) and it didn't stretch and end up around my knees!!! I am in love with this pattern, but probably will move on from here now. 
Just will leave you with one parting shot of my rear view...it really gathered positive comments in the hallways. Guess the gym is finally working for me, or should my sewing skills take all the credit this time???

And make sure you pop over to You Sew Girl! who is also whipping up this same skirt, but using a beautiful rayon-poly-lycra stretch woven.    


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