Back in February when we went to Kings Lynn, I bought some fabric at £3 a meter. Unfortunately I only bought one metre as I thought I would use it for the comic relief crafternoon event I was organising. However it didn't end up being used and I decided I would make some skirts for the girls instead. I decided to attempt pleats and so measured out the intervals and then 3cm for the pleat itself. I then measured 10cm for the pleat length making up a 15cm depth from waistband.
I also pressed the hem using the tape and then stitched it in place. Next I added a zip and then closed the back seam together and nearly finished! I had allowed extra length in the waistband to add a press stud at the back to keep it all closed but asked Fiona to try it on to ensure it fitted.
The overall effect is that of a peplum rather than layers but it's very trendy looking and a huge hit. My parents happened to bring them each pink t-shirts back from the anniversary trip to Germany which co-ordinated beautifully.
I still have to add the press stud to Fiona's skirt to help secure the fit but I am very pleased with them although I will need to go over them with my machine once it's fixed. I may even now attempt one for myself in another fabric and although Fiona's style is more appropriate but I'd love one like Lydia's. Perhaps I will have to make myself one of each :D