What's on the cutting board:
I've used my blogging break for a sewing session.
I love wearing skirts, especially in the spring and summer with knit tops and sandals.
Well, I love them in the winter and fall too with sweaters and tights.
I have a favorite pattern that I make most of my skirts by and I'm always sorry when I veer from it (which means I don't/can't wear what I make).
I use a pattern I've had for many years and that I've altered to fit my petite, curvy proportions.
It's a very simple A-Line style with a side zipper and no waistband.
I sometimes change it up by adding pockets or pleats.
So, with my own tailor-made pattern I don't know why I even try another pattern.
Here's the latest three fabrics I've been working with.
I've learned that lined skirts are the way to go because I don't have to wear slips with them.
I buy bedsheets when I find them at thrift stores or yard sales.
They make the best linings because they've usually been washed many times and are so very soft and comfy and can be bought for around $1.
And I can make five or six linings out of one sheet! Very economical.
Here's a sampling of my skirts ~ all made from the same pattern.
|Check out an older blog post on my skirts here.|
I've gotta get up and get busy now.
I'm getting ready for a camping trip.
Sweet hubby and I are taking a loooong weekend and spending a little time for rest and relaxation ~ and attending a play, and a little fishing, and a little shopping ...
I'll be posting pictures of my new skirts as soon as our rainy weather clears up and I can get photos made.
I leave you with a picture of my kindred spirit. She always wears A-Line skirts too. :)
Post linked to: Whatever You Want Wednesday