“Mom, since when do you wear a skirt?”
“Why can’t you just say, gee, that’s a nice skirt, you look pretty.”
This is the size XL of the Oliver + S Everyday Skirt, really easy to make. I’m not sure I like the 1/2″ elastic (two rows), I had to gather it a lot before I felt the skirt was secure enough (because since it has pockets, I put my cell phone in one, and it’s a bit heavy. Next time I might try 1″ elastic. The material is a cotton-linen blend from Fabricland in Oshawa. And with thrifty cutting I had enough left over for a pair of shorts for my daughter.
One reason I don’t wear skirts is that I don’t like putting my bare legs onto a chair/sofa, so I cut this an inch longer than the pattern in the back and an inch shorter in the front to make a high-low hem. It is really comfortable and I feel comfortable wearing it. Unfortunately I didn’t finish it until the weather was starting to cool off so I will look forward to having it next July.