For my lining, I used white micro mesh from Fabric.com for $3.38 for 1 yard, also plenty left over for another sewing project. I picked up the micro mesh on a whim. I saw a RTW sleeveless knit top that had layers of a pretty light-weight fabric ruffled at the bottom and I thought maybe this fabric would work for that. Instead, I used it to line my skirt. I guess it could have worked without a lining, but I wanted to follow the tutorial completely. I am so glad I did because this fabric makes an awesome lining! I confess, when a pattern calls for lining, I am always drawing a blank on what to use and will avoid it if I can.
I like the yoga-style waistband.
Originally my plan was to make Butterick 5495 Top View A to go with this skirt. I did, but I just don't like the fit on me. For starters, I had to sew up the slit because it brought the neckline below my bra strap--yikes! Why didn't I see that coming? Also, I'm not liking how the sleeveless version looks on me. It just kind of gaps open and you can see my bra from the underarm area--not a look I am going for ever. I do believe it is the right size, because it fits me everywhere else. The fabric I used is a very stretchy knit, stretching 2 ways. I'll cut it up and make underwear out of it! Anyway, I pulled out my Renfrew top to wear with this skirt. I guess I didn't really need another navy blue top since I have a couple other t-shirts in that color as well. I was just trying to go for something different and this was a fail for me. But oh how I love my new skirt!!