J. is now shopping in the women's section -- size 7 shoes and size 0 shorts for the start of school! She's only 10 *wail*. But on the plus side, it opens up a whole new world: shopping trips that don't need to be limited to Justice (ugg!) and sewing projects using patterns I've bought for myself. Although that's not actually true in this case -- I bought this pattern specifically for her (I doubt it would do much to flatter my much larger hips) but the option is there.
This is the Crescent Skirt from Sewaholic. The waistband has lots of interesting seaming and the finishes are great, including twill tape for stability inside the pockets and on the waist. I was happy to have the sewalong pictures from the Sewaholic website when it came time to insert the zipper, though, because the instructions did not make sense to me. My zipper is still a bit wonky but oh well!
I like the pieced yoke but will probably just cut two facings if I make it again for J.: the details are lost unless you tuck your shirt in, which she will likely never do!
I made view B as I knew J. would like the fullness. Based on her measurements, I cut size 2 but I think a 0 would have fit her more like the pattern intends. As it is, it sits well below her natural waist but she seems happy with the fit. She loves the pockets as they're big enough to fit a paperback, a huge plus for a kid who carries a book everywhere she goes.
The fabric is a mid-weight cotton chambray (maybe?) that I bought off someone on a fb group. Despite her face in this picture, she really likes it. It's been worn 4 times in the past week so I think it's a winner :)
Pattern: Crescent Skirt $12.63
Fabric: cotton chambray $6