Hmm well I managed to get it on and with breathing in slightly got it zipped up. Now this is my inspiration to get off my butt and loose some weight. Ewww and brown sandals, I haven't got any black ones. Maybe when it's colder my black knee high boots would look good with this skirt.
I just love the colour of this skirt, the contrast material goes really well. Only change I would make is to use the same material. Polyester is a nightmare to sew.
I am definitely going to do this pattern again but longer. My next visit to the fabric store will be looking at black with a contrast again ready for the winter.