The house-keeping first.
Thanks you all so much for your helpful comments under that last post. I have replied there and am going to experiment with your suggestions and post the results.
The comments are the best part of this blog so make sure you read them and my responses there when useful.
Of course this whole blog needs a big clean-up and redesign, but right now with all my courses this would cut into my sewing time, but I will get to it. One thing I did today was delete the comment sidebar because I couldn't figure out how to clean up the mess it made of punctuation, you know the $#%! stuff. If someone smart can tell me how to stop that, back the comments go, because as I said they are the best part of this blog.
Now onto the suitette.
The fabric was ponte knit from Fabricmart and lighter than I would have chosen except for a wearable muslin. I used Sophia knit from Fabric.com for the black knit skirt I made last weekend, and think that worked better. And I need to get my hands onto some wool double knit.
I used the Magic Skirt again and here it is without a belt so you can see how the elastic waist actually looks:
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