Here are the details of the Puffball skirt I made for Miss B to wear to her Orientation Day.
Miss B has been rather apprehensive about starting school next year, so as a sweetener and to add some excitement to the whole Orientation Day proceedings I gave her my copy of making children's clothes by Emma Hardy and asked her to pick out something she wanted me to make for her. I also let her pick the fabric, which we got from Jack's Textiles (love that shop). For the lining I used a piece of plain teal cotton I had in my stash.
The skirt was very easy to make, the instructions in the book are clear and easy to follow. And a first for me, the waistband was one of those which is elastised only at the back, but has buttonholes in the elastic with a button fixed at each side to allow you to tighten or loosen the waistband as necessary - you know what I'm talking about, alot of kids clothes from Big W have it.
My only issue with the pattern was that the waistband pattern piece was too small and I didn't realise until the skirt was all sewn together and I got Miss B to try it on. We just managed to pull it up over her hips. I wanted her to be able to wear the skirt more than once or twice so I unpicked it and made a bigger waistband.
She loves it and happily wore it to Orientation, which got off to a shaky start but ended extremely well. Miss B seems now to have embraced or at least accepted the fact she will be starting school next year.