That's kind of how it went with this skirt.
I originally made the muslin last August. August!! Seven whole months ago! It didn't take me much longer than that to brew the actual person who would be wearing said skirt. But I am so fortunate that she understood, and
One of the reasons for the delay was that I hadn't found the right fabric for the final wool skirt. So she asked whether I could make a shorter version out of two yards of fine wale corduroy I picked up at Waechter's in Asheville last October. Okay, sure. So I redrafted the skirt shorter and with more flare. To get it out of the two yards without it being too short for her liking, I ended up making a contrasting facing. Hand-sewing that in place was quite a production, as the final hem sweep ended up being about eight feet. This is a very flippy skirt!
However, the work was well worth it, as Diana tried it on with glee and proceeded to do pirouettes in the yard.