I bought some denim on sale a few months ago intending to make a simple A-line-ish skirt for summer. And it sat and sat and already I can feel the chill in the morning air. Finally, after my shopping trip this weekend (wherein I tried on a seemingly cute skirt that made me look like a balloon) I was motivated to make it. I am holding on to the last days of summer with a death grip!
(I think I look kind of funny in this picture, but here it is anyway. p.s. Yay, a shared back yard!)
I cobbled together the pattern from the skirt in Wendy Mullin’s book, Sew U. I had my concerns because the skirt only goes to a size L so I cut it a little wider, a little shorter, a little more flared, etc. I ended up making it too wide and had to take it in, but better safe than sorry. I finished the top with a super simple bias binding and put a 7″ zipper in the back. I plan on making at least one more of these out of corduroy (I bought some of that too, intending to make a skirt last winter), so I’m going to actually draft out the pattern since this one fits perfectly- not too loose, not too tight. This skirt is so easy, especially if you don’t add a lining or facing, that leaves you with only 2 pieces to cut. It also takes very little little fabric- I don’t know why I didn’t sew one sooner!
I have a confession to make, too. The other reason why I sewed the last two projects was that I caved in and bought some Denyse Schmidt Patchwork Promenade fabric when I saw it available again (it’s already gone again, so good thing I did!). And you know, some Anna Maria Horner for good measure since I was paying shipping. I sold something on ebay so I had basically free money, and I couldn’t help myself. I’m trying to at least abide by the rule that I can only add what I take away (so 2 lengths of fabric in means 2 similar lengths of fabric already out of the stash must be used or given away). So far so good.