I love tall boots. And tall boots need a short skirt. And a short, high waisted skirt needs a Nettie.
The skirt was made using Anna Maria Horner's Flirting the Issue tutorial - it's free and it's fast. I made a couple of modifications out of neccessity. I cut just one piece for the skirt instead of two because that was all that I had and I was scared about it being too poofy. Also, I think that I ended up sheering almost six inches off of the length, which was sad because I could have made my daughter a skirt too if I had known that I didn't need even close to the amount that the pattern called for. I also added three lines of topstitching to the heavy bottom hem, hoping to get it to drape well. I have already actually worn this garment, which is a good sign! It's comfy and flattering. I'll be making more. The skirt fabric is Aves Chatter by Art Gallery Fabrics and I snatched it up at Treadle a couple of weeks ago. I think it's voile or a lawn, though I can't be sure but it's very lightweight and soft. And it's weird, I have seen this fabric a bunch online and didn't care for it at all. But the pattern is much more subdued in person and the colors more rich.
Once the skirt was finished, I realized that I needed a fitted top to make it work. Naturally, I went for another Nettie. Side note, I asked for your vote a couple of months ago during the Nettie Sewalong Contest and I don't think that I ever told you, I won! So, that was way fun... and thanks for your help!
The fabric is a Riley Blake knit that I have made tons of things out of this summer. I desperately wanted to put elbow patches on it but I resisted. It would've looked weird because of how fitted the top is. Also, I guess that I don't need elbow patches on EVERYTHING. But it feels like I do... I absolutely cannot get enough of that trend.
That's it! Quick and easy. And now to cut out my Alder Dress...