I made no progress on any sewing last night. After writing 2 reviews, I fizzled. Tonight, I cut out and pressed the pattern tissue for this skirt and then cut out the waistband from the fabric to pin it and try it on. It fits. Well, probably. At least I know it's not too small, which is always a good thing when going right from unaltered pattern tissue to the fabric. But I have so much of this fabric that if the first make turns out to be a muslin, I can still make 4 more and a jacket. ;-)
After testing the waistband, I cut out the rest of the skirt. And that's where I'm quitting. It has been a very busy week at work, which I like, but I'm tired. I've also decided I probably want to line this skirt. That means I need to baste it together to be sure it fits and then cut out a lining if it's a go. And, even though I've now cut out the waistband pieces, I'm thinking of moving the side zipper to the back. All of that is just too much for my brain tonight.
This skirt is one from Simplicity's "Amazing Fit" line, with separate slim, average, and curvy pattern pieces. That's all well and good IF you know whether you are slim, average, or curvy. Nowhere does the pattern tell you how to choose between the three. As usual, it just tells you to pick your size from the measurement chart, and nothing about which fit you should pick.
Now, I'm pretty sure I'm curvy. But on the other hand, I usually have to straighten hip curves on patterns. So, does that make me curvy some places and average others? I just think it's kind of lame for Simplicity to ignore how to choose your fit within a size because plenty of women don't really evaluate their bodies fairly. Maybe I'm just extra grumpy because I'm tired. My unsolicited advice is to cut the curvy because it's biggest and then pin to fit and trim away what you don't need. But then that sort of defeats the Amazing part, no? And makes it just a regular skirt pattern.