A couple of years ago my Sis bought me this fabulous Big Birdie Skirt kit from http://www.clothkits.co.uk/ I'm wishing I'd finished it sooner, because it is lovely and fits perfectly.
The first year I had a good excuse - it was the year I was pregnant with Naomi. And then the following year I was convinced I was going to lose all the baby weight and would wait until I was all slimline. Ahem, er, yes, that hasn't really happened yet. So rather than delay further, and given that the weather had started to turn warmer again, I pulled out the kit a couple of weeks ago and began working on it.
I was a little nervous to begin with - it was too pretty to mess up. However that wasn't an issue at all because the instructions were extremely clear and easy for a beginner to follow. I have nothing but great things to say about the kit. The skirt fabric is this wonderfully soft baby cordruoy. And I really like that it is fully lined. I thought the attention to detail on the top band of the lining was a nice touch too.
The directions for where to cut each of the pieces is printed straight onto the fabric, and I'm kicking myself for not tracing this onto paper after I'd cut out all the pieces -- I am super happy with the fit of the skirt and would like to make another one using some of the fabric in my stash. I might take a stab by tracing round the completed skirt and adding the necessary seam and hem allowances. Then again, I could always order this beauty (love, love, love this skirt), and make sure that I do the tracing the next time around :)
Hope you had a great weekend,