Now I hate unpicking. I have been known to discard items because I had to unpick but I do realise that unpicking is part of the sewing process and I am learning to just get on with it. I actually thought i wouldn't have to unpick these garments but there was several unpicks which meant the whole process was not as easy as it should have been.
The skirt is from Vogue 8938. I made it slightly longer because i like to wear my skirts a bit longer. I made the 18 because I wanted a fitted skirt but I wound taking it in several inches and pegging it in about 2 inches. I am quite happy with the skirt. Its comfortable and will be great for work.
I made the XL with very generous seam allowance. The bottom is the contrast sheer and the neck trim is the shear as well. I quite like this effect.
I'm not particularly happy with the top. Its not practical without a top underneath, and the back is a bit wonky. I like the trim on the neckline though. I don't particularly like the fit.
I think I will make another top to go with the skirt, a pink Lola Tee from Tessuti's.
I certainly will make a few skirts though. They will work very well in my wardrobe.