It is based very loosely on one in the Ottobre Women edition for spring 2010, but in the end heavily modified. Here's what I did:
- I measured from my waist down to where I wanted the skirt to fall (just fractionally above my knees), and added on 6cm for waistband and hem. That came to 66cm.
- I cut a piece of jersey 66cm long, across the full width of the fabric, from selvedge to selvedge.
- I stitched the two selvedges of the fabric, right sides together, to create a tube.
- I pressed down 1.5cm towards the wrong side of the fabric at the top of the skirt, and then folded down a further 2.5cm.
- I stitched down the bottom of this fold (leaving a small gap of about 4cm) to create a channel at the top of the skirt and then threaded through some wide elastic (1.5cm wide), before stitching the elastic together and closing the gap in the channel.
- I pressed under 2cm at the bottom of the skirt and gave it a lettuce hem (again using the Oliver + S tutorial you can find here as I did with my t-shirt the day before).
This morning I took some photos, and was reminded again - as I balanced precariously on a chair in front of the mantelpiece - that I really need to get a full-length mirror.