This skirt requires some attention to detail, at least because it's so simple. As a result, I decided to pay a lot of attention to matching the center back seam. I talked about this several projects back.
Of course, this starts with marking and cutting. What I do first is to mark the seam line to be matched on the tissue.on the tissue. Patterns seldom include stitching lines anymore, and this will become important later. Then I cut the first piece from the fabric, using that stitching line as a rough placement guide. Once cut, I press a fold into cut out piece along the center back seamline. I use that piece to match the remaining side by laying it out on the yardage and marking the seamline of the second piece along the fold of the first piece. I also mark the top and bottom of the first piece with pins. I use flat head pins for this step. Next I lay out the tissue, aligning it with the pins that mark the the center back line, top, and bottom. Remember to flip the pattern orientation, so that there are two different sides.
I didn't think to photograph the matching process this time, but you can see the general process I followed if you go to the link in the first paragraph.
OK, after fiddling around with the fabric and matching, there are two backs. Now what?
I also use that folded center back seam (remember the first fabric piece I cut?) to match the seam for sewing. In the photo below, I've prepared the pieces (seam finish, etc.) up to that point.
As you can see, I laid out the 2 pieces on the ironing board. Then I used flat head pins to attach the pieces together, matching the print as I pinned.
A pretty good match, but a normal seam can't be sewn like that. What I did next is to baste the 2 pieces together along the fold line. I believe the technical term is "slip basting", because the stitch used is more of a whip stitch vs. the more common running stitch. Kind of hard to see in the photo below (yay, I did a good job!), but it shows the basted seam.
And here's the finished seam, ready for the next step. It virtually disappears:
Is this process a bit fussy? Yes, absolutely! Are there easier ways to do this? I'm sure of it--there are basting tapes that you could use to stick the pieces together before seaming. Is the fuss worth it? I think so, the extra effort makes the skirt look less "loving hands at home" and more high-end.