My obsession with French seams got the best of me on this skirt. I understand that I wanted to French seam the whole thing because the fabric frayed quite a bit, but it's lined. I totally could have gotten away with a zigzag finish. I've gotten away with it before, but the bulky French seams made the bottom of the pockets pucker. And for some reason adding in the slash with the French seams perplexed me for longer than I'll admit (or can remember because I finished this in early October).