I sewed a spring skirt using Simplicity 2413. This is view B which is a full A-line skirt with pleats in the front and back, on seam pockets and side zip.
The cotton print I used had a white ground and it was a little sheer so I added a lining to this skirt. I made my version of view B without the wide band at the hem and I used the pattern piece for the wider waistband instead of the bias trimmed waist band. Even though I left the hem band off I still had to take 5 inches off of the length of the skirt in order to get it to be the length shown above! That is alot of hemming even for me. Overall, I'm happy with this skirt. I love the big roses and pops of yellow. I like the retro-vibe that the skirt has and of course I love the pockets. I'm sure I'll wear it to work a bunch once the snow finally melts.
Here is my problem with Simplicity patterns - They do not list the measurement for the waist of the finished garment on the pattern envelope! Only the length of the finished garment is listed on the envelope for this pattern. Dear people of Simplicity, how is the home sewer supposed to figure out what size to make if she knows her own waist measurement but not the waist measurement for the finished garment??!! How am I supposed to know how much ease the pattern has at the waist? I have to get the pattern out and measure the tissue, that's how, and it is no fun!!! But it is necessary for a skirt like this that is high waisted and full through the hips and thighs. The waist is the critical measurement. So, if anyone is thinking about making this up in a size 12 note that the finished waist measurement is about 29 inches. I hope that I can save another sewer some time and frustration. Happy sewing everyone!