Here's BWOF 12-2009-122, that cute flaired skirt from the December issue. I made it out of a midweight Justin Timberlake denim that I bought from the Fabrics and Notions coop over on Yahoo. It's a cute little skirt but I think the denim is just a bit too heavy for this particular style. Looks cute here, no?
When I wear it, the sides have enough body that they stick out at 45 degrees. If I stand still, it looks pretty funny.
The back is very cute, I think, and it does not have the sticky-outy issue that the sides do. I made pockets for the back but I really didn't like them when I basted them on.
To combat the sticky-outy-ness of the side parts, I added weights to the inside of the skirt. I asked my husband if he had anything that was small and heavy and he threw these at me. They are fishing weights. We use them for salmon fishing in the fall.
This is a close-up of the lead. It's very malleable so I smacked it with a hammer a few times to flatten it out.
Then I made two little lead-filled bags and handsewed them to the inside corners of the skirt. They pull the skirt down a bit but they don't totally do the job. I probably need two more in each side to completely weigh it down. Ah, well, it's only noticeable when I am standing stick stragiht and not moving. Luckily for me, I'm almost never just standing around. I am a WOMAN OF MOTION.