In preparation I am sewing summer clothing - okay, I am soooooo sick of winter wear, this has been the longest cold spell I have ever lived through!
This is the pattern I used:
I made view E but added the tie from view C
I left off the pockets as the seam is down the middle of each leg & I didn't think pockets placed here were a good plan!
Kudos to Simplicity though... I accidentally bought a pattern with only German instructions & was worried about this - my bad German may not stretch to sewing instructions - so I emailed them & asked for the English instructions. About an hour later, there they were in my inbox!
What great service!
All in all though, I am happy with it. I now need to find a co ordinating fabric to make the final tier for the dress to get it to the floor (at the moment it goes to just below the knee).
I suspect the top would fit better with a seam down the bust instead of simply gathers at the base of the bust.
I have ordered this pattern (from Oz! - it is out of print):