When I got a prize for FAL2017, I used it to buy the Ishi dress pattern for the girls, some fabric for Trina, and the Alder skirt pattern for me.
The fabric was gifted from me from a friend, who got it from her father,
who got in on a trip to Thailand! The waistband was actually the border print.
I was excited to get started, but was a little frustrated with the pattern itself - there are no capital letters in the whole thing! Upper case letters are important, even just to help find the beginning of sentences. Annoying, but fine, I can deal with it. The other hiccup -- no finished length measurement. I know I can easily customize the length of the skirt, but I had no idea where I was starting from. Turns out I had to eek in a 1/4" hem to have it stay at my knees.
This was actually skirt I had made years ago, but never liked the way it fit. Not anymore!
Once I actually made the first skirt though, I was happy to make another. And another! For me, I didn't need the pleat in the front, and would 100% suggest the flat pockets (big yay for pockets!). I added two inches to the length, for some wiggle room, and I'm pleased with the way it fits me.
My husband made me buy this amazing fabric (because I rarely buy for me).
Of course I'm glad he did, because it is awesome and totally my favorite.
And bonus: this is part of my 2018FALQ2! I love it when projects are completed and turn out even better than expected!