I finally got around to making up a couple of skirts for myself to test out some new patterns. The first is a Bettsy Kingston Market Skirt with an elastic waist and side pockets (invisible - believe me they are there - bit chuffed about that, first time for everything). The second is an A+ Skirt pattern by Make It Perfect and this one even includes a zipper (omg) and must say am quite pleased. Worn it twice in the shop and got some favorable comments. Bit shorter than I would normally wear, but actually looked ok. I used a new linen fabric that is a bit wider than normal patchwork fabric and a bit heavier. Will pop it on the web shortly.