When Daisy was sick, I spent a lot of time at home with her in the last week. I didn't really want to go far, because I felt bad leaving her, and I was never sure what I was going to walk into when I returned. I decided to finally tackle some sewing projects. My dear friends, Katie Skeen and Stefanie Almond inspired me at a tournament to start sewing some simple skirts, because everyone knows if I can wear it, I will find a way to get it done. They were super easy, much easier than I thought. And I'm really not sure why I hadn't started doing them earlier. I did make a few mistakes on the first one, but they were not noticeable and I made sure to not repeat myself with the next. The first one took about 2 hours, and the second less than an hour. At this rate, I could have a skirt for every day of the week in no time. (because I am clearly running out of clothes...)
They are simple rectangles, with a drawstring waist. I am sure a cuter ribbon would jazz them up more, but it was all I had in the house (forgot to buy that peice, whoops). The drawstring waist works perfect for girls like me, with....uh....curves. Because my rear is so much wider than my waist, I have a hard time finding things that fit in both places. These are perfect and I think the drawstring creates a little ruffle effect - which I love.
|Love Amy Butler fabric!|
|Excuse the mess in the background...and the self portrait via mirror.|
I took a trip to Wish Upon a Quilt, and picked up these two fabrics -
|The carolina blue and white is a must for our Carolina games this fall.|
I think the true test of my skirts was when I walked into Charlotte's at North Hills wearing one. Immediately, the girls working there were oohing and ahhing over it. I just let them wonder what high priced boutique I bought it from:)