This is a great skirt pattern--Tangent velveteen miniskirt! You'll find this in the April issue of 2013. My daughter's is made of a light weight denim fabric. There are only 3 pattern pieces; one front, one back, and the waistband. There is an invisible zipper on the backside. It also calls for a snap, but I just used a white button instead. I don't worry too much about whether to use snaps, buttons, etc. I try to use what I have on hand to keep the cost down. As you can see, I did not make this a "mini." I made this in a 128 with the length of a 140.
The pattern shows using buttons on the front where the pleats are, but I found these cute little flowers in my stash--bonus! I didn't have to go spend money on buttons.
I also added some black lace to the bottom. I thought it would be cute since my daughter will be wearing it with her black boots.
The skirt is a little wrinkled after wearing it all day at school. It passed the comfort test!
The wonderful thing about this skirt is that it takes very little fabric! I used what was left after making my Vogue skirt. I finished all seams with my serger, and I finished the bottom edge with my serger as well. I did not hem it since I sewed the lace on top.
thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley