Here is my first Butterick 5285. I don't think it will be my last. This is the swishy, but unbulky skirt I've been looking for! I like the recent trend to full skirts, but a gathered skirt just isn't my best look. I'm a bit thick through the middle after two kids, and I like my tummy as streamlined as possible.
I also like how the large pleats let you use a large panel of fabric, which is perfect for a large print like this.
The fabric is a linen from Sawyer Brook, but it's sold out now.
Showing you the waistband - it's just a narrow, straight band.
The pattern called for a big hook/bar closure at the waistband, but I couldn't find one and was impatient, as usual, so I popped on a nice button. I LOVE how the pleats cover up the zipper area and match the front.