Thursday, July 2, 2009
I wanted to make myself a skirt, too. Whatever possessed me on my first attempt to try to do pleats, I don't know. Pleats are nice to wear, but they're sure a headache to make! I worked hard at them yesterday only to try it on and find out that while the hips fit, the waist was no where close! Argh!
So late last night, I had another thought on how to do it, and worked on it. Then this morning, I put the waist band on praying it would work, and ta-da! It was done. I like it. Light, airy, and cool. Now, on to make matching top, and then with the leftovers, I'll whip up my daughter another pair of shorts with a top to match.
All thsi inspiration is due to two things - Joy who did the "wear a skirt for a week" posts, and me finding one skirt that I really liked at a store that I should not even walk through... too expensive to shop it. I've never worn this length of a skirt before; just stuck to longer lengths, but this feels fun to wear. I'm at the place where I think that shorts just don't look that great on me - not for visiting, but capri's are at times too hot. So a fun length skirt seemed like a cool alternative. I like how this one turned out.