I use to love using contrasting colors and different fabrics to construct clothes for my daughter Abby and being like a kid myself I thought this design element would be a bit fun to bring into adult clothes.
Thus the Abby A-line skirt it is :)
I used a fun cotton for the pocket facings too because I'm such a kid:
The pocket backs are black as well as the band on the bottom of the skirt and unfilled piping along the waist band:
I lined this skirt with aqua to pick up the blue on the print of the skirt. Plus its my favorite color. My favorite thing to do is bring out the color I love about the fabric and use this in my serger as well!
Before committing to the side seams I baste first and try it on just in case it needs some tweaking:
I put in an invisible zip and I think I finally have this zipper thing down! I am going to make a tutorial on invisible zips soon.
There will be no raw edges showing, I will be hand sewing the waist band in place, as well as around the zip, and the bottom of the band. I usually hate hand sewing but when I did my pencil skirt with hand finishing touches it was kind of relaxing and enjoying. Wow did I just say that?
I love the lining in these skirts, it hangs better and feels fantastic!
And here is the skirt completed!! Yay, I spent 3 hours in total hand sewing and finishing touches AKA: button :)
and again I think a dark neutral top looks best with a busy print: