I ordered Length2 and Length3 in "Black Pearl Batik". The fabric is really nice. 
Fit: it's hard to see in the photos, but these skirts are not cut quite right for a pear shaped body like mine. If I adjust the Velcro crossover waistband to fit my natural waist, it’s too tight across the hips and thighs, creating unattractive wrinkles. If I adjust the waist crossover to avoid the pulling, the waist is too big.

Length:  Length2 is shorter than I prefer. Length3 is longer than I'd like although I like it more than I expected to. It actually looks a bit shorter IRL than in these photos

Lifestyle/Fashion Style Fit: I'm much more of a pants/jeans wearer than skirts, but I do like this one. I like it styled very casually with a tee and sandals, as I've done here.

What would it take to get me to keep it? In both sizes I'd have to take in the waist, which would be very easy.  Length2 is just too short for my current preferences. To keep Length3 I'd have to either wear it at the current length, or hack off several inches, which would be some work but doable.  Someone suggested altering the length from the top, by taking off the waistband and cutting several inches there, but I can see that doing that would throw off the whole shape of the skirt. Too much work.

Do I want to make my own? No. These skirts have a LOT of individual pieces and darts/pleats for shaping. To get a similar fit it would be some work and I'd need to find or create a pattern. Too much work.

So, in conclusion, dear reader/fabber    I will definitely be returning the shorter one, but am on the fence about the longer one.  There are no tropical/beach trips in my life in the foreseeable future so I'd have to be ok with wearing this at home or on other very limited outings this summer. I think I'll try wearing it around the house over the next few days. 

Would love to hear what you think! 


  1. Length2 - waistband at natural waist. Shorter than I prefer
  2. Length2 - waistband pushed down a bit below waist to get the length I'd prefer. Don't like it, makes me look wider though the waist area than I am
  3. Length3 - waist pulled in to my natural waist. Pulls across hip (not very easy to see)
  4. Length3 - showing how much excess there is at the waist if I fit properly in the hip area
  5. Length3 - pulling in the waist at the back to simulate taking it in

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