On my "to do" list for several months have been the words "sew skirt". Today I got up in the morning and just went for it. I laid out my Ikea fabric on the living room floor, I pulled out my Little Bird skirt pattern and got down to work.
I have done two prior runs with this pattern, see here, and here. First time I stupidly made the large size, and had to drastically cut it down to fit, then I more reasonably made the medium size, but that was still too big and again needed re-adjustment. I was not game to cut the pattern down to the small size, so with the knowledge that really I am a size 11 I just chopped the pattern down the edge between the medium and small lines, voila, size 11.
Ikea fabrics are 150cm wide so plenty of room to decide the pattern placement for the front and back panels of the skirt. The fabric is fairly thick so it was really easy to work with and I had it all together in no time. I did manage to bend the needle on my sewing machine though. I am unsure how this happened exactly but I did have a hang up about changing a sewing machine needle, so I learned by necessity today how that's done. Someone should have told me it was reeaaaallly easy.
And it fit first time, no adjustments.