I'm not so sure why it took me so long to buy this pattern. I own quite a few Colette patterns but skipped past this one when it was released. I love a high waisted flared skirt with gathers so I'm glad I went back for it!
Version 1 is easy to fit and sew. The skirt is gathered so once the waistband fits you're on track.
I never choose striped fabric because I'm intimidated by matching up the stripes. I liked this fabric so much from Mood that I decided to go for it. I think I did ok but I took note of things to watch for in the future. The fabric is a cotton/rayon blend and when it came out of the wash it felt sort of puffy and springy like crepe. Highly recommend it!
I shortened the length by 2.5 inches and there are still quite a few buttons to sew on. I like the look of buttons but greatly prefer sewing in a zip!