. . . although not if you can see the waistband! I really enjoyed a recent post from Sewn By Elizabeth where she shared her thoughts on a free pattern – a good idea for a number of reasons, not least of which is getting something for free. I found it hard to believe that she knocked up a fully lined skirt in half an hour but it really is a very straightforward make so three cheers for Sewloft Karina Skirt and for Elizabeth. This was my second ever knit piece and although I felt happier with the walking foot, twin needling has still eluded me. I bought the fabric on EBAY and initially thought I had a bargain for £5.99 but realise it was just an end of roll remnant and perhaps I had been less canny than I thought. I cut a medium which sits fine on my hips but the waist seems huge – I know it has to be able to wiggle over my bottom but it then almost sits apart from like a hoopla hoop. I suspect I have completely misunderstood the elastic instructions. It looks fine with a shirt on the outside but I would prefer a more snug fit around the waist. I was slightly anxious that it might actually wriggle itself down but my sturdy backside held it in place. So, today was Back to School for the students although we have been there since Monday. The whole time was spent with my new form and I wanted to convey an air of authority – hence the choice of my grey skirt but with the hint that I might actually have a fun side by teaming it with my Bees shirt. Do you think this outfit would have achieved my aim? Really looking forward to One Week One Pattern – still don’t know how to get an icon or post on Pinterest so any advice gratefully received.