Flirting the Issue!

I made a skirt today!

019This is the Flirting the Issue skirt by Anna Maria Horner. You can find the free pattern here!

032You can wear it with a belt or by itself. I’ve made a sash with the left overs.

031I’ve been wanting to sew some of my own clothing, and making a couple of skirts and dresses for the summer was on my Retirement To-Do list.

028It isn’t the most flattering on me, having the gathered elastic waist band and all.  And it certainly doesn’t hide the 20 pounds I’ve gained (arrgh!) But it doesn’t look that bad, either. All in all it’s acceptable and I could be seen in public wearing it.

022Samson agrees. He’s always happy to be seen out in public with me!

025The skirt is cotton voile. I didn’t even know what voile was before I went into the fabric store. Let me tell you, cotton voile is the most wonderful light and buttery-soft fabric you could ever ask for. Perfect for a hot summer day!

021It’s lined with a piece of blue shirting I found in my stash.

033Pretty good for not having sewn anything clothing-wise in over 20 years!

018That’s it for the fashion show! Phew!


  1. LOVE picture four from the top the best!!! What fun you are having in retirement! You outfit is fun…you are ready to head to a Sunday vineyard for wine tasting and some jazz.

  2. I concur! Nita, you look lovely. Sewing for yourself may not be more economical, but it sure is satisfying.

  3. Love it! Especially like the yellow belt/sweater/shoes combo, and the lavender shoes are gorgeous! You look ready for a garden party — all you need is a glass of iced tea 🙂

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