I love this seriously RED corduroy I picked up for a song at a thrift shop recently. It's pretty intense. Fire Engine Red. Blink Your Eyes A Couple Times To Adjust Red. So I had to keep it simple when I made something with it.
The pattern is Simplicity 2451. It's a big hit on PatternReview with a boatload of folks having reviewed it and being named one of the best patterns of 2010. I'm two years late on the secret. It really is a great little basic skirt.
Although it's a bit straight it still suits my pear shape pretty well. It does fall about an inch below my waist (which it's meant to)... I think I'd like it at my waist... but I still like it. The pockets are terrific, they are flat and sit nicely on the hip with no added bulk. I don't like bulky pockets!! I made the super short version but played it safe and used a lacey hem tape to hem it up- this made me loose only about 1/4" of length. I doubt I'd wear this without tights. It took about three hours total to complete. Two thumbs up on this pattern.