Certainly getting my money's worth from the July 2008 issue of Knipmode! However, this is kind of a difficult review to write. I ended up with a wearable skirt in the end, BUT. I think that there's something in the dutch instructions that I can't read that is essential to making this skirt.
You can see the "BUT" below. This weekend I'll add a picture of pattern pieces and write up a longer description of the goof up with this skirt. You can see why I shouldn't write an analysis tonight in this photo here- I didn't even process the JoAnns coupon stuck in the mirror frame until I uploaded this photo. Ooops! I spent the last 10 hours or so writing java code, and my brain has kind of turned to mush.
I made this skirt a few days ago, but tonight was the first time I had enough light in the evening to get some decent photos. Here's a side view. Look at the upper back... I'll wear it with a tshirt untucked, and it's usually not that wrinkly when I'm not twisting around, but you can get a hint of what I think is the root cause of my "oops" there.
I need to work some more on my fly fronts
A view of the back waistband pieces
And this... these triangles should really match up. They're off set enough that I can claim that it's intentional, and I'll certainly wear the skirt, but I'm so frustrated it turned out this way. My own fault, I didn't walk the pattern pieces after tracing, and I obviously couldn't read the directions. I've never had trouble puzzling out Knipmode (or Patrones, for that matter) pieces fit together, but there's clearly a first time for everything.
The fit is pretty good, but I do wish it had some front pockets. I left off the side pocket since it was huge and too stiff in denim. I didn't line it, only because I have a white slip that fits perfectly underneath which I'll wear it with. The denim isn't terribly see through, but I line or wear a slip with everything, white or not. It drives me nuts to see women walking around wearing unlined skirts that, seriously, need a slip.
While we're looking at denim skirts, I bought this Loomstate for Target one the other day. It has a teensy bit of spandex in it so it's really comfy. There were only a few pieces out at my Target, so I hope they add more soon!