As you can see, the zipper is in (perfectly too, and on the first try!), along with the lining. I thought all I had left to do was to hem it, but nooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
I tried it on and the lining is too tight. Like REALLY too tight. I can get it on OK, but Lord help me if I have to go to the bathroom and pull the bottom up. The skirt part fits great, though. So tomorrow after work and after my haircut, I'll be ripping and restitching the lining with smaller seam allowances. It shouldn't be this tight, so it's either fabric shrinkage from pressing or the one-piece front is a LOT smaller than the pieced-yoke front. I'll compare them tomorrow in between ripping. If the lining fabric did shrink, then stupid me for not prewashing it, right? At this point, I'm willing to just rip the lining out altogether if I have to, so it's best to wait until tomorrow to deal with it. I do have lining fabric left over if I need to get really desperate and piece in some gussets.
This photo just looks like a blob, but it's supposed to show you how I sewed the lining and skirt sideseams as one (after attaching facings/lining to each section), so that it's easier to take in down the road. Hah, joke's on me. This whole unit would lay flat but I had already attached the lining to the zipper so it's caught up on that when pulled apart like this. I think I'm going to sew ALL of my lined skirts this way from now on. It just seems easier and it turns out so neat and finished. Well, it will once the lining is fixed.
Hopefully I can get this all taken care of tomorrow night and still have time for outfit possibility pics. And I wish it was going to be about 10 degrees cooler on Friday. A wool skirt at 77 degrees may induce heatstroke. But I'll look good while I'm fainting.