After a bit of discouragement with a project that just didn't go quite to expectations (more on that at a later date), I decided it was time to stop beating myself up and move on to an easier project. Over the Christmas holidays, I picked up Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. I've been dying to try some of the projects, particularly the Easy Knit Pencil Skirt, which is, quite simply, two pieces of fabric plus elastic for the waistband.
All told, it took me about two-and-a-half hours from start to finish, including tracing the pattern and a fifteen-minute break for lunch, so not a lot of time invested (and with the discounted fabric, not a lot of money, either). As far as wearable muslins go, I would call this one a winner.
Next time, I think I will try the gored, flared version, perhaps in a navy or charcoal ponte knit. This one pattern will, I think, become a tried-and-true addition to my repertoire.