So, following the wonderful advice from lovely readers and sewing forumites, I have deconstructed the skirt and basted back together to try and get a better fit. Basically I have pulled it up and taken in the side seams (more at the hips than the waist). I have only basted, so excuse any tatty stitching, dangling threads and what-have-you 😉
Here’s the front:
It definitely is a better fit. It may, in fact, be as good a fit as I am going to get for this particular skirt pattern.
However, I’m still not convinced about the A-line skirt on my lacking-in-any-womanly curves figure! It just makes me think of a skirt made out of Lego bricks, like this lovely damsel Gman kindly photographed:
My mum thinks it would work better in a more draping fabric. She’s probably right, but not sure whether to try that or go for something completely different!!
In any case, my next sewing project is going to be a top. A nice, floaty top which will hopefully fit first time 🙂 It will be made from some broderie anglaise from my late grandmother’s (extensive) stash, so again is low risk. What do you think?: