Last year I used the instructions from Sew What! Skirts to make myself a simple A-line skirt with an elastic waist. I was just a few weeks postpartum and it seemed like a comfortable transition piece (you know what I mean - when you're too small for maternity but still too big for your old clothes). But the skirt turned out way too big. Perhaps my measurements were wrong or I simply had too much ease. Anyway, I recently dug out that old pattern and hacked away at it until I finally got a decent fit.
Here's the result. I used a print from Paula Prass' Woodland Delight line.
I just finished two more skirts for a friend. We thankfully wear the same size. The first skirt features an older Joel Dewberry print with black ricrac sewn into the hem.
I love that the skirts are lined so there's no need for wearing a slip or alternatively giving a free show. And guess what, they have a knit waistband! It's a guilty pleasure - like wearing maternity clothes when you're not pregnant. But it's also nice to have a slim silhouette without the need for a zipper.
Here's a photo with the waistband:
My plan is ultimately to do skirt parties. That seems like a great way to conquer my out of control fabric stash. After sizing down the pattern, though, I discovered that the measurements need a little tweaking in order to fit the masses. Once I get the kinks worked out I'll be on my way.
Tomorrow I'll tell you about my latest quilt. Here's a little teaser -
Thanks for stopping :)