Simplicity 2286 is a skirt that sits at the natural waist and has several different variations. I chose to make View C, but instead of the lace trim the pattern calls for, I used an eyelet trim that I hand dyed grey with Rit Fabric Dye in Graphite.
The elastic waistband makes the skirt super comfortable and perfect for tucking in shirts (I like to wear my skirt with a plain black or plain white t-shirt). There are a good amount of gathers and there is a decent amount of fullness.
In terms of fabrication, I went with a lightweight printed cotton.
I found that it was difficult to differentiate the front of the skirt from the back of the skirt as I began to sew, so I marked the back of the skirt with a safety pin until it was completed, at which point I sewed a label onto the inner waistband, at the back.
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