I thought that I would never sew for teenage children, but it turns out that clothes shopping with / for teenage daughters is not so fun either. Sizing is a big part of the problem when you are moving on from the style of children's clothing and too short for adult clothing. This is one outfit I have sewn that has been regarded as a success.
The skort pattern is Simplicity 1370. When I measured her hips, it put her between a Sz 4 and 6. I decided to cut the 6. My mistake. I am pear shaped, so I always measure the hips. She is more rectangular, with little waist definition, so she could hardly zip it up to the waist. I had to let out the seam allowances as far as they could go. Based on waist measurement, I should have cut a Sz 12.
She loves the pockets!
The top pattern is one that I evolved from a dress I made her a couple of years ago and is basically a princess seamed strapless bodice. Lots of pin-fitting as we go. At the last moment, I decided to let the seams out a bit at the hem level, and now she finds it too loose. I guess I could unpick the hem and take the seams in again.
I put in press studs at the back.
This cotton fabric is still available from EmmaOneSock.