Sharlyna is a stylish friend of mine who came with a very detailed request for a skirt resembling the Modcloth 'living the dream skirt', check is out here http://www.modcloth.com/shop/skirts/living-the-dream-skirt.
Apparently, on Modcloth they give each garment a lengthly and flouncy blurb detailing your life when you own the garment. This skirt will improve your life in the following ways:
Each day when you dress for work or school, you feel so fortunate to be doing something that you love. It shows in the way you meticulously, yet effortlessly, choose an outfit every morning. Today, you’re wearing this chambray skirt. The indigo and white weave fabric is casual yet sharp, and the addition of the classic brown belt, button-up front, and flared pleats make this skirt a wardrobe staple. Wear with a simple white top, cardigan, and cork wedges, or a novelty tee and colorful canvas shoes. However you style it, you'll rock this day!
Wow. All that from just one skirt! Sharlyna told me how she had been looking for a skirt in this style for awhile but had found that on the highstreet they were all too short or had an irritating and awkward lining.
So she asked me to make her a made-to-measure version, and this is what I came up with. I chose to use a grey poly crepe with a lovely weight instead of the chambray used on the original skirt as (in the words of John Snow) winter is coming! I bought the buttons from fabricland and I think they add a really lovely finishing touch to the skirt.