Friday, July 28, 2017

A New Skirt

Nine years ago, a friend suggested the book Sew What! Skirts by Francesca DenHartog. She had been making loads of skirts using the book and thought others would enjoy it. I bought it in May of 2008. Then, I never made a thing. When we moved, it got lost. Maybe, I gave it to my sister. Who knows? I just know I didn't have it anymore, and I wanted to use it. Finally. So, when I found one at Half Price Books, I picked it up, even though that was not what I was there for. I'm so glad I did. I made a skirt! Without a pattern!!! I love how it turned out. Had my sewing machine not decided to be angry at me, the skirt would have taken only a couple hours start to finish. Sadly, I had to make the buttonholes by hand, so it took longer. Those buttonholes did give me an incredible sense of accomplishment, though. I'm excited to try another skirt option. I have fabric that needs to be used, and a dearth of clothing, so I need to sew myself a wardrobe.

Pockets!

I added darts to deal with a swayback.
*Shirt is from Threadless. Photos were taken at the Fort Lewis College campus because we live right down the hill, and it's beautiful.
Affiliate link. If you buy this book, I'll get a small portion of your sale.

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