By Hand London website. Very easy. All seam allowances calculated in. Mind you, when I plugged in "maxi", the calculator told me that it would not fit on my fabric. What I actually wanted was something in between their midi and maxi, so I just ignored the warning, drew my waist circumference, then used a yardstick to mark down from the waist line. Clear as mud? I actually drew a paper pattern. It's huge! Next "circle", I'll just draw a a mini and mark the hem cutting line right on the fabric. (Less paper waste.) A rather underwhelming experience. I don't know what I was expecting. Easiest skirt ever - one seam - one zipper - waistband - let hang for 48 hours - mark hem and finish. It's essentially a bias skirt. Very close fit through the hip - stand tall and suck in the tummy. My fabric is who-knows-what. Very soft and drapey - very wrinkle-prone - probably rayon, or some combination of cotton/rayon. The colour is a greenish grey. This skirt is actually much more appropriate for spring/summer, but you know how it goes - just finished sewing, so must wear immediately. After this initial outing, it can now hang in the closet awaiting its season.
The jacket is my geisha jacket from .... can it be ... 2 years ago. Why do I still consider this a "new" jacket? I probably should get working on some actual new jackets!