This might be my favorite thing I have sewed so far!  I was inspired to make this little skirt after seeing a similar one at The Limited for lotsa dolllaz $$$.  I decided I could make one similar, if not cuter :)  I found this fabric at Joann's - the pictures don't do it justice - it is the cutest contrast-y black and white houndstooth.  I used the Simplicity 2451 skirt patten, view D.  Originally I was going to add the tabs and buttons from view B, but once I finished it I decided I liked it just how it was - I can always add buttons later!  I also decided to straighten out the bottom of the waistband from the original design after reading about it in a review - I wouldn't have even thought of it, but I really like the way it turned out.  I had a heck of a time sewing the hem - it kept bunching it up and making the skirt a weird sphere shape... after countless adjustments to the tension and test running it successfully on every fabric except this one, I gave up and hand-sewed the hem.  Thank goodness the print it vibrant and texture-y enough you can't even tell where the stitches are.  YAY!

The best thing about this skirt is that it fits my like a glove around the waist, and glides perfectly over the behind :)  So here is my newest addition to my little fashion sewing collection...

I love black and white :)
Closeup of waistband, pocket, and pleats  (and the cute fabric!)
Modeling in the

Even looks cute on the hanger!