Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Summer Skirt

Here in Australia it is Summer and all the women who aren't wearing 3/4 pants are wearing gorgeous floral skirts. I have bought a few but I thought I would try my hand at making one myself and I am very proud of my effort.

The pattern: Butterick Fast & Easy B4519. The only adjustments I made to it was to increase the top-stitching of the pleats a little further than recommended, and of course the length, by about 12 inches - the skirt finishes just below the knee. I didn't realise how short it was when I bought the pattern but if I made it exactly it would be a mini skirt.