First on my list to make was a knee-length tailored skirt in two fabrics - one main edged with contrasting fabric and lots of top-stitching. I bought a lovely green background design with spots and swirly markings and found a basket-weave print green as the contrast band. I then had the mad whim to include panels of a fabric called Dysfunctional Family by Michael Miller which I had in my stash.
This is the finished skirt (shaky self-portrait taken in the mirror):
It's certainly different! I bought the fabrics to go with many things I already have in my wardrobe; this denim jacket, a cardi which matches the woman's dress colour, and countless T-shirts which co-ordinate with the dots on the main fabric.
The main speech bubble at the bottom says: That's it! I've had enough of your whining! Brian, pull over!! She's spending the rest of the trip in the TRUNK! Which is why I bought it, being married to a Brian and I've heard Are we there yet? over and over again a few times from the back seat of the car (but I'd NEVER put the perpetrators in the boot!)
This one says: Thanks babe. Mother'll never taste the arsenic. Which just proves Mr Miller has a warped sense of humour, perhaps. It's fun, it's tongue-in-cheek and makes for a bright skirt.
I had to piece the Dysfunctional fabric (I'd only got a half metre) but the pocket hide the join (which is almost a shame because I managed to get it spot on). I also added a lining (the pattern without the pockets made from a bit of spare polycotton and added to the skirt when I sewed the facings at the waist.) All I need now is some slightly warmer weather and a reason to wear it!