I finished it about 9.30 last night, after starting sewing about 8pm, so it was a super-fast project! And is #2 on my tally of finished projects for the year. It's basically a tube with a hem and some elastic*, but I didn't use a pattern and I'm pretty chuffed with how it turned out. I have definitely learnt a few things since this time last year, like pressing seams open is good, and ironing and THEN pinning things like hems and elastic casing makes things a lot easier!
The fabric was cotton (I think?) on sale from Spotlight a few months ago, about 140 cm wide (I took a long stride and measured around my legs to get the required width) and about 75 cm long. I cut it with the selvedge along the bottom because of the pattern on the fabric.
Choosing the right colour thread proved to be a challenge, because of the variety of light and dark colours in the fabric. I eventually went for a dark blue because I was machine hemming it and the bottom stripes have quite a bit of blue in them. But I'm still not convinced. How do you choose thread colour for something like this?
Even so, while it's not (at all) a tailored fit, it's lightweight and perfect for a hot day. So I declare it a success!
*I saw this idea on a blog several months ago, but I can't remember where!! I think it was based in the US and it was written by someone who seemed to really know what they were talking about in regards to sewing! Anyway, it suited my purposes on this occasion perfectly.