This UFO was a UFO because it was way too tight through the hips. By a substantial amount (about 4 cm- the whole sorry tale is here).
Jenny and Stephanie had some very good ideas about fixing the problem. But I lacked interest.
By this weekend, the UFO had spent enough time in the corner for me to feel like fixing it. I added an exposed zip and some ribbon trim to the back.
Now it is wearable.
There are still some wrinkles and bumps.
This skirt might need a bit more time in the magic wardrobe.
This is the previous version made in 2009, which I still wear, showing how I hoped this new one would turn out like!
Pattern: BurdaStyle 01-2007-111
Size: 34-44. I made a 42, I think.
My notes from first time around with this pattern say that I added 1 cm over the hips, took 1 cm off at the waist, and added 5 cm in length. This time I added about 4 cm through the hips (with the ribbon trim and exposed zip) but probably cut the front too narrow, or perhaps it was the back or..??
The outer fabric was a gift from Jann and it is a gorgeous purple bengaline with a lot of stretch, excellent recovery and metallic silver sheen. Lots too lovely to leave as an UFO! The lining is a floral stretch poly satin.
All the curved seams of the yokes pieces are stabilised with straight grain strips of interfacing. I used a double needle for the hem, because this fabric has as much stretch as a knit.
I really should have another go at this pattern, perhaps in a woven like the first time.