When I assessed my theoretical size on the chart (12) and measured the pattern piece (waist 30! 3 inches of ease, crazy people.) I decided to cut that size anyway so that the skirt would hang just above my hips, and it does. It is perfect. The back waistband is curved and the front waistband is flat, so for me that evades the whole swayback issue. I did not change the length at all, although by wearing it lower it's de facto a touch longer. I'm 165 cm so keep in mind that this is a MINIskirt for sure on people with longer legs.
I finally have my sewing groove back after being sick and making boring projects from last year. I have absolutely no need for a skirt with racing horses on it. I love it!! I also am wildly in love with Steel & Cotton, the fabric company. I'm not sure how I've gotten brainwashed to be in love with fabric companies, but I also stalk Art Gallery fabrics, and I am so so so sad that I can't access any of their pretty fabrics in person. I have finally started very slowly buying a few things on etsy. It's frustrating to do without seeing it, but even with extortionate shipping to Switzerland (really, does it cost $20 to ship 2 meters of fabric??), it's cheaper than trying to source here. (a meter of Art Gallery knit was selling for 35 franks in the shop.)
But anyway, I got these horses in 1000 Stoffe in Berlin. The shop was small but amazing and I had a delightful chat with the girl who works there. I fell in love with this fabric immediately and knew it was fated to be this skirt.
The lining is silk charmeuse. Live a little...it makes my skirt feel expensive. It's from the garment district in LA, when I cleverly bought about 5 meters of totally useless colours that I now have lying around.