The talkative fabric - printed stretch cotton sateen from Pattern Bee in Sham Shui Po as mentioned in my previous post here. I think it was HK$60/yard, really nice to work with.
And the crazy pattern. Yes the giant pockets do take up the whole length of the skirt! I think to make them usable you would want to add a line of stitching otherwise you will have to fish your phone or wallet out from down by your knees!
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(Edited to add : Oh!! Now I see the line drawing online it is supposed to have front pleats, this isn't obvious in the line drawing in my magazine and clearly I paid no attention to the directions either! My pockets are attached the whole way down and looking at view B in the magazine, I think I prefer my wrong way better!)
It is an easy skirt to make, the only slightly annoying part is that you finish hemming the layers partway through construction. I much prefer to do it at the end when I can properly try it on, but I think it would be a bit bulky if you try and do it altogether. You also end up with slits in the underlayer (oops, no I sewed it wrong see my edit note above!) , but how much this helps with walking in it I'm not sure. Fortunately I like the finished length although it looks better on me with heels.
Also if you follow my instagram (@allisoncsewing) you would have seen that the zip pull came right off just as I finished the skirt, so for now (and realistically probably forever) I have a ribbon pull.
Here are pictures of me wearing it - I realise I could have saved myself a bit of work and just made a plain pencil skirt, but it's fun to try new patterns and this one was really interesting to make. Still haven't used the pockets yet....!