Wednesday, May 13, 2015

i made a skirt!

Hello all! I've finally made something for me! And it was a success! I needed a sewing "win" to boost my confidence and get me excited to do some selfish sewing this summer, now that I'm off from work for a few month (as I'm working at the University of Southern Maine). I saw this recent Simplicity pattern and thought it would be perfectly comfy and chic, especially for an upcoming overseas trip:
AND it was on sale for 99 cents at Joann Fabrics. AND they had a super pretty wildflower-print knit on sale for 50% off. AND I had money left on a gift card from my birthday. So that equals:

It's obviously much longer on me than the envelope model, but for this version I don't mind. It wears more like a subtle hi-low maxi-skirt, and you know I love a maxi-skirt! The knit was all kinds of wobbly when cutting and sewing, but also held a nice press when doing the curved hem line. So win some, lose some. It feels lovely to wear, and the 1.5" waistband is very comfortable... and it only took a few hours to complete! I will totally make this pattern again! Plus, I have enough fabric left over to maybe try to make some underthings... Overall, feeling very positive about sewing and making some more time to sew for me again this summer!


  1. Well, that's a definite sewing win! Really lovely - it makes me a bit wistful for warmer weather...

    1. I know! It's funny for me, too, sitting here sweating in shorts and a tank while reading about all the winter sewing happening in the southern hemisphere.