Did I just throw this pretty garment together in an evening? Why yes, yes I did. Ok, an evening and a little bit of the following day too. But still, not bad going even if I say so myself.
The skirt is so easy because it’s just made from 4 rectangles – no need for a pattern and you just sew in straight lines.
I would post a tutorial, but the one which I followed was very good and I highly recommend it.
My only addition was a lining on the inside. The material I used was a little thin, and the lining stops it being see-through in the light and gives it a lovely swish.
In order to make the lining, I used some spare thin cotton, and just followed the same instructions for the belt and skirt. I made sure the skirt was a little shorter and left a gap in the side where the zip would have been but sewing up the seam. Then I inserted this second skirt inside the other, pinned it in and sewed it in place with a 1cm seam from the top of the skirt. The gap I left in the lining skirt allows the zip to open easily. Best to look at the photos so you get an idea.
Another way to do this might be to add your lining when you first attach the belt to the skirt. I’m a big fan of experimenting – in my experience it’s been the best way to learn!