The skirt is lined in cheap black poly-cotton. All of the hems were sewn by hand. I altered the pattern (McCall's 6557) that I used for my mom's dress, making the skirt shorter and adding two darts in the back to accommodate the crazy curve of my lower back. I drafted the waistband, which is made of 3 layers: the chiffon, the black cotton, and interfacing, for stability. The skirt fastens with a hook and eye (which I managed to sew and not have the stitches show on the outside!) and two small snaps down the placket.
|Obviously, the quality of a skirt is determined by its twirlability!|