Put your sunglasses on! I have another bright skirt to show you. This fabric was also picked up in Oregon, at Jo-Ann's. It is a medium weight (LOVE the weight and brightness) rayon. I only bought one yard and it shrunk a couple of inches when I washed and dried it, and I found out that it had a hole in it. Thankfully, neither of these two issues prevented me from making a simple A-line skirt. The hole was about 6 inches from the selvage, so I was able to work around it. The shrinking wasn't an issue, because I knew I wanted a swishy above knee skirt, so less than a yard was plenty of fabric.
I used New Look A6053, view E. This is advertised as a two hour skirt, and it is easy. There are two darts in the back for shaping, with a great tip in the instructions for making a dart with no "bubble" at the point. The pattern calls for a regular zipper, but I inserted an invisible one. The waist is finished with facing. The hem is turned up 1 1/4 inch, and the skirt has not been lengthened. This is the length of the shortest view, on my 5' 7" frame. When I tissue measured the waistband I could see it would be about 1 inch too tight, so I added 1/4 to each side seam from about hip level up. That was my only alteration on the size 10 pattern.
here. Here is a close-up of the invisible zipper and finished waistband.
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