I really love the shape of this skirt! The panels at the hip give it a slim fit, but the hem is still plenty full. I cut my usual size 6 for Sewaholic patterns, and I didn't find that any changes were needed for fit. Rayon challis works well for this style of skirt--it feels like a dream to wear. I'm not sure I chose the best top to pair with it though. I thought that the high waist and slim shape would work with a loose t-shirt tucked in, but after looking at these pictures, I think (hope?) I can find a different top that is more flattering.
Construction-wise, this skirt gave me a run for my money. I cut the lower front panels on the straight grain, hoping that would make the construction easier, but I ended up cutting those front panels three more times because I couldn't wrap my head around how the pattern pieces were supposed to fit together. I would just stare at the shapes and stare at the directions and turn everything all kinds of ways...it was a bit frustrating. In the end, I found some help in the sewalong, and it all turned out fine. I'm so proud of my seam matching even if the print obscures the seam lines quite a bit. Squint and see if you can find the seams:
Once I figured out the hip panel geometry, the rest of the sewing process went smoothly. I did have to carefully ease the top of the skirt into the waistband, but it turned out fine. After my confusion and head-scratching over the hip panels, I think I kept waiting for the next issue--every time a step went smoothly, I breathed a sigh of relief. This is not supposed to be a particularly difficult skirt. This one was on me. ;-)