I usually wear jeans – almost everyday. If its really hot, I might wear shorts. Lately I’ve decided I’d like to dress up more. I have a number of skirts, but most of them aren’t the kind of thing I’d wear out – most are either too fancy or too short. One of my big goals for making that happen is to make myself a wardrobe of skirts that I want to wear. I’m a little scared yet of making up skirts without a pattern, but hopefully I’ll get there by the end of the summer. I’ve been picking up skirt patterns I like from JoAnn’s when I notice they’re on sale (they’re usually marked around $12-$15, but at least one weekend a month they have one brand of patterns on sale for $1 or $2 – its a great deal!). I now have a good stack of skirt patterns, and finally got around to making myself one of them with a black woven fabric I got on sale at JoAnn’s a while back.
The pattern boasts ‘ready to wear sizing,’ and I found that the size which corresponded to my waist and hip measurements fit really well. It came much higher waisted than I wanted, so I took about 4″ off the top. I also ended up adding my own waistband, which doesn’t fit quite as well as I’d hoped – but its usually tucked under a shirt when I wear skirts, so its not the end of the world.
I love the twirliness and flowiness of this skirt! It just hangs really nicely – which I’m guessing is due to both the pattern and the nice drape of the fabric I used. I’m thinking about also making the jacket if I can find more of the fabric.
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