I made the skirt first. It's a simple gather skirt with a waistband and patch pockets sewn on. I didn't use a pattern, I just measured out the waistband to be about an inch more than Miss H's waist measurement. For the top, I traced round a top that I own that I like the fit of and stitched the two sides together, then added a gather at the bottom and a waistband so the top kind of matched the skirt. I'm bigger than Miss H so by using one of my tops as a guide I could get an airy feel but still emphasize her trim waist.
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