Really, it's not that bad, but I just don't know where I'd wear this. It's too wide for work, but too prim for casual-wear.
I have since swept under the sofa - yeesh!
The back is still extreme. The thickness of the cotton makes it very stiff:
I tried topping the skirt with a cardi (short and long) and it just doesn't seem to work. My kind husband texted me today that he saw a girl wearing a similar wide skirt... I dunno, I'll keep it in the closet for awhile... I will let you know if I do wear it!
To end on the positive side, the top I'm wearing with the skirt - Simplicity 2599 - has turned out to be a favorite. I wear it constantly! When I spot it in the closet I don't think "I made this" but instead: "Ooo yay, this top! I should wear this today!" It's definitely a pattern worth trying if you need a fun shell for work (or casual-wear: check out the version MushyWear just posted).