Okay, this sassy skirt was made using the standard skirt pattern in Sew U. I forget about this basic pattern often, but it's a great one to alter and customize. (I used it here, too.) I shortened it and ditched the waistband facing using a pre-made white bias trim instead for the waist band. It has an invisible back zipper. The white buttons are set just inside the dart lines, mimicking a sailor pant-bib type button-up-thing. I really dig the buttons on the front of pants/skirts right now. I'm all about the nautical-cuteness.
I used a soft navy linen and am slightly cursing myself for not lining it. I sewed a few silk tap pants that make for an easy slip for this type of thing, so it's all good—but next time I will line it, mostly because the linen is soft, I think a lining would help keep it in shape.
I finally had to stop fussing with the button placement. It was a little crazy making. Everytime I shifted they looked crooked. But then I figured I'd usually be moving around in this skirt, not standing still like I am now (?) so, what the heck. They look straight enough to me.
And the blouse is super old—from the Gap about 7 years ago.
My eldest child is learning the poses.