I think this is a great pattern! To begin with there are 4 different looks, so great value, and a simple skirt becomes more interesting.
As I mentioned last week I do like a bit of flounce and I also like patterns which look very simple from the front, and interesting from the back.
I've worn this skirt quite a few times already and I love it, very comfortable. This is view D in my usual size 14 graded in a little at the waist. The fabric is an imitation linen with a slight stretch (hence the comfort).
Its a fairly straightforward make, hemming the flounces is the only challenging bit. Now for the blouse which is Jalie 2921; what a great basic blouse. I love this, a comfortable, stretch blouse with good shaping. It's a straightforward, very clever make, though it took me a while to work out the very neck, which is all folded in on itself to make a really neat interior. I made this in the fabulous jersey I also used for my Camas blouse. I would definitely recommend this pattern. This is a lovely firm jersey from the Cloth House.
Whilst I love this jersey, it did end up being too firm for this blouse as I couldn't tie the ties in a bow, they looked ridiculous, and without tying them they are a bit too long. However, it still very wearable.
I made another version of the skirt.
This time version A. I've talked a little before about how fabric changes the fit, and here is a great example.
Although this is a non-stretch linen, the skirt has actually come up bigger, don't ask me how! You would think that a non-stretch would be tighter. So I think the fit on this one is too loose, although I will still wear it. You can also see I've lengthened this version to below the knee which I feel more comfortable in. I'm wearing this one with a knitted jumper from Pompom magazine. This isn't one of my favourite outfits, but it is wearable. I will certainly be making more of the skirt (black wool crepe next) and the Jalie blouse (I've ordered some silk jersey from Mood - believe it or not I couldn't find any silk jersey in the UK!). A definite work staple.