I've made three Moss Skirts to date. The first a size 8, the second a 12 the third a size 10. The first, just a little too snug, went to my sister Nat. The second remains in my wardrobe, but is just two loose. And as the fable goes, the third was juuuuuuuust right!
My first Moss was very early in my sewing journey and I found the pattern quite tricky but I got there in the end and learnt so much. My main troubles surrounded the zipper insertion, but Jen's great photo tutorial got me through. I made the skirt to my measurements but it turned out skin tight. I freaked out and made the next version 2 sizes up. The fit on the second Moss was just too loose, it slid down my hips as I walked. Thankfully I made both V1 and V2 out of thrifted fabric and the PDF pattern means I could just print another copy of it. Note, I made V1 & V2 using the Version A pattern (no hem band) and had to add about 1.5" in length to make it a not too mini, mini skirt.
I've learnt and sewn so much between my second and third version of the Moss Skirt. The things I found tricky earlier now seemed so simple. I made my third version out of a dark denim remnant from Rathdowne Fabrics & Remnants. The fabric was very thick so I knew I would have use something else for the pockets, hem and waistband facings. Scraps left over from my day-to-night Colette Sorbetto and matching PJ shorts did just the job! I really wanted the inside to look as beautiful as the out and the moment I decided that I started to make mistakes! The stitching from the inside looks awful. I realise only now that, given how thick the denim was, I should have loosened the stitch length.
I made this third version with the hem band and really like it, although I may consider shortening the main skirt a tad on future makes. My ideal skirt length is a fine line between scandalously-short and conservatively long. Mistakes aside, this third Moss fits so well. I can totally see this skirt being my new and improved wear-it-for-every-occasion skirt! I have some navy cord stashed away for a winter version later in the year. I can see myself going back to this pattern again and again. I loved this skirt so much I inserted one of these beautiful woven tags, that my sister Nat bought me, that are otherwise reserved for gifts.