Before bedtime Lucy gave me the brief and last night I sewed while she slumbered. The brief was two-part: first, the fabrics including lining, which she handpicked. Second, I asked her if she wanted the skirt out here (spreading my hands a little to suggest slightly flared) or here (widely outstretched hands to mean monstrous). Of course, she promptly chose the latter.
So it's a tiered full circle skirt, with hot pink lining. I hadn't made a circle skirt for a couple of years, so my reaction when all the pieces were cut was a little of surprise and alarm. Screeds of it, metres and metres of hem to sew. The skirt is quite heavy and a bit below the knee so will be great for our approaching Winter. On waking I gingerly showed her the skirt. Thankfully it was a look of acceptance, not the look I get when I ask her to wear something in a colour she doesn't care for. She's just floated off to kindergarten in it.