First, happy 4th of July to all of you American friends!
My sister came over from Northern France to spend the weekend with us. Since my parents are spending 10 days in Paris too for their work, we also had them as much as possible at our place. Lots of tidying up and cooking and dish-washing and so on, but hey! It was the very first time my "twinlike" little sis came to visit! Of course she wanted to take the cat back with her...
On Sunday morning, before we started preparing the picnic to spend a few hours in a public garden with my parents, I took up my sis's measurements and could finally make her a skirt! I've been meaning to do that for a long time (I had actually bought that blue flowery cotton especially for her), but my sister kept putting off the measuring up... And there's not much I can do without that!
Here's the skirt, which is a variation on mine - she wanted a shorter one with a little ruffle at the bottom:
Cute eh? It comes just below the knee. The bottom ruffle is 2.50 metres long!
Quite honestly, I didn't think I'd manage to finish up the skirt before Lil Sis left at 5 (we came back from the garden at past 3 o'clock) but I finally did it! I even had the time to take pictures, as you can see! But of course, the second time you're making a garment is always much quicker (even with variations).
Now I've used that skirt design a second time, I feel confident enough to post a tutorial. The only regret I have is that I obviously didn't have the time to take pictures of each step...