Today is "take your inner child to work" day. Did nobody tell you? Maybe its just a local thing... very local.
So today I am wearing my new Clothkits skirt, tailored to fit, with red shoes and a black velvet jacket for that.. err.. corporate edge. Don't worry - I ditched the stripey socks and oversized sweater!
The second picture shows the lovely lining and inside details. I was also provided with a length of polka-dot ribbon, but I decided to save that for the Cloth Kitty doll.
Would I recommend the kit? Yes I would. Not for an absolute beginner, and ignore the hilarious suggestion that you could make it in an evening. Allow yourself a relaxed weekend and check the fit before you attach the waistband. If you need to reduce the waist width, taper the entire skirt - otherwise you will look like you are wearing jodhpurs underneath.
Whatever you do, don't follow the instructions for inserting the zip "open". It is much easier to make a good job of it if you baste the zip in place, close to its teeth and also baste the material closed over the zip as if it was a continuation of the back seam. Then machine-stitch the zip in place "down, across and up" from the outside, as near to the basting line as you can. This way you won't risk bumping into the zip-pull as you stitch. And the cord material won't "travel", leaving you with a lop-sided top edge.
Or ignore my advice and make friends with your quick-unpick! (My new best friend - we shared a long glass of wine together on Sunday.)