(As an aside, I would like to lose a few pounds but have never thought of myself as "big". But there have been a few patterns where I'm larger than an XL. Who would have thought that sewing for myself could give me a complex that I never had buying off the rack?!)
Despite the miles of hemming, this was a very quick sew. My first thought when I tried it on was that I would give it to my sister as it would suit her more. But I think I'll keep it as I may wear it, even if only as a beach cover up. I know it's not that bad but I didn't need to ask anyone if my bum looked big in it, hehehe. It is really fun to wear and my girls were impressed -- they think I need more "pretty" in my wardrobe.
Here are the pictures that my 5 year old took. (the ones that include the skirt anyway, she took lots of just my upper half until I realized what she was doing!).
Pattern: Casade Skirt by Megan Nielsen, bought at Fabrications $24.80
Fabric: floral voile from fabricland $15.26