The making of skirts

So instead of blogging yesterday, I buggered around making a skirt.Β  I’ve been keeping my eye out at the store, trying to look for one, or one of those “maxi dresses” to wear this summer. There is just nothing out there that I either like, or that wouldn’t take a crap ton of altering. Seriously, the people that make clothes must think anyone with a 35 inch waistline must be 7 foot 2 inches tall!!!! Or maybe they just want to give us enough fabric to hack off the bottom off the dress to make a couple of nice headbands, or something. :-/

So I dove through our fabric box, and there is this fabric that we picked up for the windows. It’s like a whoooole bunch of plaid fabric all cut up into 3 inch pieces, and then surged back together. Looks really ruffly, and the colors are kind of Eastery. Blues, greens, pinks, yellows, and oranges. So I thought, with it being put together the way it is, and the color that it is, no one would see my messed up stitching ~at all~!!! And I was right! And it was easy to seam up, since it was already a bunch of put together squares I just followed one of the runs of squares, both across the top where I put the elastic, and then down the side.

So this has me thinking of maybe just setting up the sewing machine, and whipping out a few more of these skirts for summer. If they weren’t in my awful hand stitched sewing I might just be encouraged to wear one out of the house. πŸ˜› Oh, and I didn’t hem the bottom of this one either. That seemed to disturb dh the most! LOL But it looks kind of punk sheik with it’s pulled fabric torn edge. Maybe I’ll start a trend. πŸ˜› I was thinking if I do another one maybe crocheting an edge to it. Wouldn’t that be special. <– In my best Dana Carvey church lady voice.

Now, I am off of here to start some hats. I have two baby hats I want to do for give away and then I have another pattern I am going to try for putting on the store. So many patterns to try, so little time. πŸ˜›



2 Responses to “The making of skirts”

  1. Bridget Says:

    Eerrr where’s the picture? Crochet hem sounds amazing x

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