Whenever I have a sewing failure, I like to follow it up with something easy just to prove I can still sew. There is nothing about this skirt that I could not have done in junior high school!!
My Sister bought me this fabric for my birthday last year. It's "Mid-Century Modern" just like we are.
The pattern is an old one, but this is the first time I've used it. I liked the pattern (McCalls 3830) because it has a facing instead of a waist band. Its suits my short waist. I had a do quite a bit of paring down to get the hips right. I put a lapped zipper at the center back (the pattern instructions are for a centered zip). I got the zipper for 10 cents at a thrift store.
I really like the fit. This might become my new go-to skirt. I plan on using Petersham in place of the facing next time I make it though.