I had the book, I ordered some pattern paper and I had the fabric. I set about making my pattern, cutting out all the pieces of fabric (not rushing, as I'm prone to impatience ;o) ), then stitching it all together. I was very impressed with myself following all the instructions to the letter, doing french seams!!, and not bodging it all like I usually do.
Here's the finished skirt :o). I'm quite pleased with how it turned out considering that this is not the skirt from the book!! This is supposed to be a wrap-around skirt, but as my idea of small/medium from the pattern is clearly not the same as their idea of small/medium. So, unless I wanted my bum showing out the back of the skirt I had to change it to a proper skirt. I just stitched up the two edges, leaving the wrap ties as the fastening. Not ideal, but at least my hips aren't huge :o). I also cut 8inches off the bottom as I didn't like the length. So, my first foray into proper clothes making...not perfect but it'll do.
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