Angie's post has some lovely examples of new and returning skirt silhouettes. I'm particularly fond of the Halogen examples!

For the past couple of months, I've been compiling possible skirt patterns for spring. Skirts are a great choice for someone beginning to sew, or as in my case, returning to sewing with limited time. There are fewer fit issues, particularly with fuller skirts, and less time-intensive tailoring. Here are some contenders:

1: This would look amazing on a pear shape. Astrid, perhaps? I worry that the drawstring might look bulky or frumpy on me, but I love its cool and casual feel. Fabric would have to be less sweet, but I like the general shape. I have a very casual summer lifestyle.

2. Love this --- I'd use a lighter weight chambray for less fullness.

3. This would be amazing for next fall -- I had to add it, even though it's not for spring Yum!

4. 70's retro. I made one of these in 1978 (Jr. High). It would have to be in a simple fabric to avoid looking like it came from the "That 70's Show" costume closet, and I'd interface the waistband for a bit more structure.

5. This is gorgeous. Like Meryl Streep: "I hahd a fahrm in Ahfrica."

6. Feminine and wearable. The structured waist and pockets make it work.

Which do you think would work best for me? Any fabric/color suggestions?

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