I have found some time to get some sewing done!! I am amazed that after the play costumes (some which were intensive) how much easier simple sewing has become. And that I am not afraid to jump into a project and do it.
Warmer weather is here and I am half way to my weight loss goal. Which means all last year’s shorts are too big and I do not want to spend to much on ‘in between’ clothes.
So I thought I would attempt a little skirt – just something to throw on and be in all day with flipflops or sandals. I knew I wanted it shorter like my favorite shorts (but not TOO short!) I found this pattern on .99 day at Joanns:
See that cute little green one up above- that’s the one I chose!
I am quite pleased with how it came out. I love the kelley and navy colors of this fabric – very country club 🙂
I find it so hard to know if a pattern is going to fit when I make it. Something about wearing a size 12 in real life then being told to make a size 20 on the pattern that throws me off I guess. I had some extra white cotton left over from the play that I make a quick mock up of this first – so I did get the sizing right. (Thankfully the 18 fit! LOL) Nothing like a blow to your self confidence!
I love how the skirt flares out above the knees… very cute (but not TOO cute for the over 40 girl)!
I might even wear it out of the house-