|Not bad for my first attempt at matching|
The skirt is the Miette wrap skirt from Tilly and the Buttons. I had been hemming and hawing about getting this pattern (because I still have a good 20 other patterns I have yet to make up!), but finally went ahead and bought it. The fabric is a stretch denim from Joanns. I decided to leave off the pockets because I knew I would be tempted to stuff them full of things and end up with bulging pockets right on my belly. According to the measurements, I needed to add just a little to the seams of the largest size to make sure it fit. I wish I hadn't because even when I tie it as tight as it can possibly go, it's a bit loose on the waist, causing the front waist to slide down a bit while the back waist gets held up by my butt (if you look at the first picture, you can see that the waist dips down in the front). Next time, I will make the largest size as is. I'm of two minds about the bow. On the one hand, I like being able to tie it closed. On the other hand, I'm not real keen on having a giant bow at my waist when I'm trying to emphasize my hourglass-ish figure. I think if I made it in a fabric with more drape, the bow wouldn't be as stiff and not so prominent. Or, I could alter the pattern a little ala Handmade Jane who turned the ties into tabs that button on the waistband.