I sewed the relevant bits together and went to sew on the waist band. It said the skirt would be a bit bigger. But I have to say the pattern instructions got a bit like gobbledegook here. Hmmm the waist band seemed short. Had I cut it too small? couldn't see how I had really and it wasn't so small that I was supposed to have placed the pattern piece on the fabric fold. I know, I thought, I'll just pop it round my waist to see how it fits. It was way too small. Not a little a bit. A LOT.
So I thought I'd try the skirt on and it was quite snug on the hips. At this waist measurement I was sort of prepared for this. Then I did up the pretend zip (I hadn't actually wasted a zip on the sheet skirt.) The pretend zip busted out of it's seams. There was no way this pretend zip was ever going to do up. The sheet skirt was way way too small. I'd got my measurements right so I must have misread the corresponding size on the pattern envelope. At least as it was too small I didn't have to work out the waistband instructions - every cloud and all that...
For all of you that said I should cut straight into the pattern or wondered why I wanted to do a tracing. I think you can see why I was reluctant! This is why I didn't cut straight into the pattern tissue. It's a jolly good reason why tracing a pattern is worth the effort. Not to mention useful if you intend to make more than one of a pattern or make the pattern in different sizes.
Whatever size you do version 'C' of the skirt it is super short. Chief would love that. I think my days of wearing super flirty short skirts may be well and truly behind me so I'd need to lengthen the hem too. I so need to attend dressmaking classes. I just don't think I can do this myself by following instructions.