Hi all! I must say that I've gotten down to business in the last month. I managed to complete two of my Hot Patterns 24/7 pencil skirts and am quite please with my zips. The monkey themed skirt is fully lined and just needs it anchoring threads.
and my second completed skirt is a cotton canvas toile print that I underlined because (a) it's a cheap fabric I got at Walmart before I stopped shopping there and when they were liquidating fabric and (b) it frays like a mother.
I do believe I have fallen in love with this pattern. It is exactly like my Talbots' pencil skirts with one exception - they fit me! As a result of this, I went into my closet, pulled out all of my so-so fitting Talbots and Ann Taylor clothing and listed them on Ebay. Then I cut out all of these: