My skirt pattern is the "quick knit pencil" pattern from Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. I have made this before here, and it is so quick to put together that it almost makes itself. As I did last time, I folded out 5 inches in length! I am getting a complex about being short!
The fabric is a beautiful printed jersey called "Rose Journey" from fabricland in Brighton, and it is very pretty. I only bought a small amount of fabric (as I am an eternal scrimper and saver) so I didn't bother with pattern matching, and its fine. A ready-to-wear skirt would be no better, so I don't mind.
I made up the pattern for my daughter's skirt: it is just a basic A-line shape, cut bigger than her waist measurement then gathered by an elasticated waistband to fit her. I am a huge fan of elastic - so comfy. She loves it (always lovely to get a positive reaction to ones sewing!) and is thrilled that we match.
These are perfect weight for summer holiday wear - they will be easy to pack without needing an iron afterwards. I can't wait to wear mine for a paddle at the beach.
Fingers crossed for more lovely weather. Mind you it's our kids' summer fete next weekend, so I'm expecting torrential rain!