Well I jumped on the ginger bandwagon. There are so many wonderful versions out there, and A-line is my go to skirt shape, so how could I not. My version is in a fairly heavy indigo denim with topstitching in a sort-of parchment colour. I used standard thread for the topstitching but used the forward-back-forward stitch (triple stitch?) to give it some oomph. I went for the shaped waistband which appealed to me as it looks like a heart. The waistband is lined in quilting cotton.
I made no alterations to the pattern and cut a straight size 12 (I think). During construction I realised my ridiculously high waist would make the waistband hit the bottom of my bra so I reduced the height by about 1.5cm. I think in future iterations I would lower the top of the skirt and cut a longer waistband so it sits lower on me, not at my natural waist (basically at the bottom of my ribcage) but closer to where I would like my natural waist to be!
Because the denim is very stiff I went with a metal zip instead of the recommended invisible zip which worked great IMO (except you can't see it in this picture so will have to take my word for it).
Unfortunately some medication I have been taking has caused me to lay down some extra weight on my tummy and waist. This is new for me since ordinarily any weight I gained would go straight to my behind and from the waist up would remain more or less the same. So that means I can't even wear this skirt right now. But rather than donate it I am going to hang it in the wardrobe for the day when I can get into it again. Then I bet I will wear it all the time!