Over three evenings I cut and constructed this wonderful basic skirt. I like the A line shape a lot. There is some length as it is below the knees, some give in the hips for movement. It seems like a nice basic every day comfort kind of skirt. I’m not one to pull on a wiggle skirt on a daily basis. I found the fabric at an antique show. It was enough by 1/16th of an inch, no kidding, I lucked out! I adore the blush pink shade with an interesting pop of dark blue. The vintage buttons I had were still on cards. I always make sure to hoard these when I see them at a good price. That way you always know you will have a complete set of buttons and they are easy to file away in my apothecary cabinet. Since I mostly just have nights to work on crafting as I work, take care of the house and have a 4 year old son, it took me 3 nights but I’m sure the average stay at home girl could knock this out in a day! Pattern is Simplicity 4981 from the 1940’s. I think I may pair it up with a white blouse and once warmer weather arrives, some sandals or wedges. I look forward to more vintage sewing. I feel like after the couple projects I’ve done in the last year it breaks the ice and helps subside the fears of dealing with unknown territory. (unmarked patterns, instructions that assume you have a longer history of sewing) I’ve sewn PLENTY of doll clothes but I finally am trying to focus on myself! It’s nice to have 1/2 inch seams instead of 1/8th.