Here I cut it out as wide as I needed judging by a skirt I have previously made. Then I folded it in half and did an equal pleat in to the centre (which I notched).
I cut the yoke also based on my own skirt measurements, the waistband and a small piece for a pocket placket.
Now I placed them on the table as they should go but I'm not sure if that is where I want the pocket I may put it at an angle. I then cut a straight lining, no messing about with pleats on this although I have done on linings in the past I don't know why. I had to stop there as my friend was visiting shortly so I will continue tomorrow. I am finding I much prefer working in the natural light at this time of year, it is such a pain it getting dark so early and my eyes don't thank me for squinting in artificial light.
I have also just found another fabulous idea for a dress in a tweed style fabric which I would like to make but I will share another day. All that is needed is an event to wear it to.