First up is Vogue 8672 View A, considerably shortened. It's hard to tell, but the fabric is a heavy wool (that I got ridiculously cheap) with a tartan pattern in the weave. You might be able to see it in these pics, but it's not that noticeable. I like the slightly high waist, which is very flattering. This basic black skirt fills a massive hole in my wardrobe that's been there for some time. I guess this is the sewing equivalent of the plumber with a leaky tap...
Next up is the very high waisted Burda 04-14-113 skirt. I am ambivalent about this skirt. I made it without the pockets for obvious reasons and I didn't topstitch the waist as it didn't sit right. If I were to make this again I would cut the band separately for a better shape and fit.
The fabric is a stretch twill of some sort that I really like but, as it turns out, crushes easily so won't be great for travelling.
Oh and I lined it with poly satin leftover, ironically, a purple version of V8672 I made for SWAP two years ago.
Have I mentioned I love my new labels??