So after a few small projects and buying fabric, eyeballing it suspiciously, I have decided to take the plunge. I picked one of the patterns I bought on sale, McCall's 3830, and decided to make View D in size 12. I totally flummoxed up my measurements, so I'm not sure this will fit. Trying on while pinned was encouraging, so I am moving forward to sewing and keeping my fingers crossed. The darts are sewed, as is the center back seam, and the invisible zip is basted in placed. The fabric, quite crazy, is actually from a set of three valances my mother donated to my muslin fabric stash. The pattern is bold, so if the muslin comes out okay I might keep the skirt to wear. See below, the skirt beta testing in progress:
Below is the cotton fabric I pre-washed (no bleeding yay) for phase 2 of this skirt if the muslin comes out okay. It is called olive tonal, but my camera has been recalcitrant in the making-colors-look-like-themselves department, so hopefully it looks olive-y tonal.