We had a bit of a sewing-fest over the summer holidays (yes, I am that far behind - but hoping it will spur me on to do more of these things...), and over a week or so I made two skirts and eldest also made two.
This was my first attempt! We used a free online pattern from Oliver + S, which you can find here: Lazy Days Skirt
I've had some of these fabrics and ribbons in my stash for quite a long time, so it was great to find a use for them! In fact we had to hold ourselves back from making a daft number of skirts...
Eldest made this smart version, which she wears with leggings almost as often as it makes it through the wash. It's a great pattern with some really clever details that make the finished garment smart, but not at all difficult to sew. I made a second version with some pin cord from our lovely local fabric shop, Millie Moon (where they also gave me the pattern recommendation).
I tend to buy ribbons with absolutely no idea what I will use them for, and here was the answer!
While we were on this kick I also bought a paper pattern to make a skort, but I've not yet got around to doing anything with it. So I'm going to add that to my to do list... As a teenager I did absolutely loads of dressmaking, and it's brilliant to get back to some of these things.