I cut my normal size for patterns (12) and I had gotten this great inexpensive pink t-shirt material. I did not realize it was not wide enough (or it shrunk in the wash!!!) and it has a lot of stretch. The fabric also grabbed so I had to cut piece by piece singly-no cutting on the fold! It was impossible to square up! I gave up!
So I was a few inches sort :( Like almost 6). Instead of going to the store and buying more I cheated and sewed and extendor. I did not know how I was going to like the actual skirt.
The instructions were easy to follow. The skirt is heavy and stretchy. I may need to make some modifications later. And wow it is full. I need to shorten since I did not hem the bottom. Oh yeah I used my walking foot to sew the entire skirt-which is a pain and took me longer but the seams look so nice.
Like the model. LOL I could do a high kick in this skirt.
It is hard to say if I had a less stretchy fabric if cutting a smaller size would have worked better. The skirt did appear to grow after I sewed it. I do love it. I added a yellow short sleeved cardigan and wore it out shopping on sunday. Oddly I got a few compliments. I washed and dried it again-maybe it will shrink? LOL But I do recommend the skirt pattern. I felt very feminine in it. Love the pink color!!! :)