I followed the instructions in the book and noted the required measurements down, the book also suggested that you could make a pattern from a favourite skirt. I have a skirt which I like the fit of, so I took measurements from that and surprise, surprise they were nearly the same as the ones I had taken from myself.
I used some hot pink linen for my facing
As I prefer my skirts to sit lower than my actual waistline I was able to allow for that in the pattern as well. The tutorials on the And so, I sew blog were really helpful when used with the book. I need to fine tune my pattern though, as I ended up with a funny shape at the waistline, (I just trimmed it back) probably reader error on my part.
back view (I have even daringly exposed my flesh)
I made the A-line Skirt, fitted waist version with a side zipper,
I definitely will make another skirt from this book, I think maybe a scrappy, patchwork one will do the trick.