Wow! Two posts in 2 days, hard to believe! New York 655 is one quick sew! I cut it out and sewed it start to finish in one day. The grading took a while, though. My original copy is a size 26 waist, so it had to be graded up 13 inches, no small feat. It was well worth the effort! I’m normally not a fan of tucked in blouses with my low bust, but having a skirt that is fitted in that space between my waist and bust helps to slim this problem area for me. I LOVE this skirt and can see many in my future.