I made a skirt today!
This is the Flirting the Issue skirt by Anna Maria Horner. You can find the free pattern here!
You can wear it with a belt or by itself. I’ve made a sash with the left overs.
I’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.
It 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.
Samson agrees. He’s always happy to be seen out in public with me!
The 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!
It’s lined with a piece of blue shirting I found in my stash.
Pretty good for not having sewn anything clothing-wise in over 20 years!