I'm new to making clothing, at least for myself. I got the book Sew what - Skirts for Christmas, and recently got around to trying my hand at making some for myself. This first one was made from a remnant I got at Hancock's, so cost me all of about $4 plus the zipper.
(ignore my oh-so-fashionable socks!)
This was my first effort, and I put in the zipper before trying it on, only to find out it was WAY too big, so I took in the side without the zipper . . . but didn't take the zipper out to take in that side, and didn't think of darts, so . . . it's a bit lumpy on the one side and the waist comes down lower on that side, too, but I think it's cute and wearable, so, for around $5-$6 total, not too bad!
And here is my second effort:
(I was playing with the photo editing on Flickr on this one . . . )
On this one, I remembered to try it on before putting in the zip, so I was able to take it in evenly on both sides. Then it was still too big, so I put in a couple of small darts in the back. Originally I had a bias tape waistband, but I found an embroidered ribbon I liked, so tacked that over the bias tape, and I like the look better.
The only thing I don't really like about this one is that I didn't have a zipper that matched, so used a blue one . . . but I always wear longer sweaters and jackets with skirts, so it won't be seen too much.
Thanks for looking! Any comments, critiques or helpful hints would be appreciated!