I actually finished my Zinnia skirt from Colette Patterns a couple of weeks ago, but I had to wait until my husband returned from Bolivia to take pictures. This is absolutely the best sewing project I've ever completed. It fits perfectly, and it has buttons and pockets! Both are real, and not just cosmetic embellishments.
I purchased the fabric a couple of years ago from Denver fabric. Even though the fabric was labeled "chambray," I wouldn't quite classify it with that term. It's somewhat like chambray in color, but it feels more silky. It has a bit of a slip to it when sewn, and I don't think it's 100% cotton. Still, I'm very pleased with the way it looks in its final form.
I also sewed this shirt from the Wiksten tank pattern. It almost didn't happen, because I cut out the back from the back of my Tova shirt pattern. Oops... I thought it was completely a loss, until I realized that I could just modify the front to fit the back, and then adjust the curve. It made for a more fitted version of the tank, which actually went well with the skirt. The fabric is from the Cotton and Steel line - Mesa Lawn/ Indigo Metallic.
I've noticed a few bloggers talking about sewing for their every day life. This skirt (and the shirt) definitely fit that category for me. I wear skirts almost exclusively during the summer, and this skirt's neutral color means that it could be worn on the daily. I also like that it can be worn year round. I only have about three months of school where I might where warm weather clothing, and the rest of the year I'm clothed in many layers. (Like tights, and wool socks, and a wool sweater, and then a scarf - it was a long winter.)
Each time I sew a new project, I get even more excited for the next project. I only need to find the time.