While I wait for them to diagnose the car problem I will read the skirt instructions. If it is going to be a simple fix great, I will have accomplished something I needed to do anyway. If it turns out it is going to be a bigger repair and take more time, then I am going to tape the pattern pieces so I can have it ready to work on alterations when I get home.
Alterations, now that is a topic. I made a vintage blouse to fit my daughter, now I need to make a skirt for that blouse. I also like this skirt and would really like for it to fit me but then I will need to make the blouse in my size too. I think I will end up making this in both sizes and making the blouse in both sizes. It makes me really miss the Barbie figure of days long gone. Most likely I will make this skirt in my daughter's size, then start working on making them in my size a little later. Maybe in the fall and winter when I have more time to sew. It is hard to get an early start sewing on summer evenings. I sew more when it is dark outside.