A few months ago I found some Ponti knit ( many different spellings!) on the clearance rack at my local Spotlight for $8 a metre! It retails anywhere from $20-$50 a metre, depending where you buy it, and whether it's a print or plain. Here's an example; so of course I snapped it up!
I then looked for a pattern, and found this; I'm pretty sure I got if off Ebay, it was out of stock elsewhere. And I'll def use it again!
I cut a size 16 (it's 'Misses Petite') and the only alterations were around the back at the zip; I fitted it on Fembot and took it in and let it out as needed!
Its seemed daunting- facings with interfacing, front darts and then the skirt attaches to the bodice. But it was so easy and quick!
I stayed up late finishing off ( having lots of thread breakages with the twin needle hems, may redo them!) I had a belt in mind already- in the wardrobe too! This is at the end of the work day (tired smile!) and no creases!
Besides a shot of the doggy blanket on the line (such styling for my pics) it's a bumpy bit at the bottom of the zip- something I'll try and master for the next one! I've read a lot about 'sway back adjustment', not sure if this is what it means?
I matched most of the stripes up (quite unintentionally in some places!)
I'm super happy with it, and it will be worn to death I think!