I liked these pockets but didn't want binding, just a simple pocket, lining, joined at the side and bottom, top stitch details and stitched in to the skirt side seams and waistband. I drafted a shape using the skirt pattern as guidance and made a tester before making the real thing.
The fabric is the uber soft wale corduroy by Amy Butler, Soul Blossoms 'English Garden' in Bluestone I bought mine from Julia at Gone to Earth. Highly strokeable.
I lined it with a cheap thin cotton, corduroy has a tendency to bag out, espcially around the booty and if I am going to all the bother of making a skirt for myself I like the extra touches like lining and natural fibres and pockets big enough to have purpose.
I made this a size up from my last- size 6 in the Colette sizing. I don't like tightness or restriction, and this is perfect, no gaping but just a little wriggle room. I sewed the waistband facing just a little further away, about 1/8" from the invisible zipper stitching line- if you have made Ginger you will know what I mean-this zip slides up beautifully. I do love the shaping on this pattern, the pattern pieces slope in at the back to allow for the small of the back, and also a little at the front to allow for a little belly! It is A line with added A, very clever simple design.
Definitely plan to make this one again. And as you can see from the pics, taken today, no snow here but feverish media coverage of snow elsewhere in the UK. It was a touch nippy standing outside in the road without a coat and Damian trying to take pictures of my behind without me seeing- cheeky monkey