Thank you very much to everyone who chimed in with their feedback on my prior post about this skirt. As a result of your thoughtful comments, I decided to give this pattern a shot and made up a "quick and dirty" muslin this weekend to test out the pattern --- without any alterations to see how it would fit.
Well, all I can say is that it is a very flattering design and those curved seams are just beautiful (the pattern is well drafted so the curved pieces came together easily). I love how the back slit is offset to the right and not placed down CB like most skirts. I'm sorry about the quality of the photos, but it rained all day today and we were house-bound --- yellowish lights!
So now the length. I made it as-is and pinned up the recommended hem allowance (about 1.5 inches). Here is the original length.
I pulled up the waist a bit above my natural waist as it seemed to fit best that way, so I may need to take some length from the top. The length ends up mid to lower calf, but because of the narrow/slightly pegged shape at the hem, I don't think it looks too bad. It kind of looks retro in a '30s/'40s sort of way, I think.
Here's a version pinned up an additional 1.5 inches.
The below-the-knee length doesn't look so bad, at least not as bad as I originally imagined!
Thank you again for your wonderful feedback --- I am now officially in love with this design and am looking forward to making it in a cool fabric!
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