I made a skirt!

Yesterday my creative juices started flowing in the late afternoon. I had bought lots of fun fabric recently, but being the saver that I am, I was too scared to cut into it. (I was afraid I’d just waste it or mess it up.) In the past few days, I’ve been wanting to take more risks, even small ones like cutting up fabric. So I grabbed my favorite from the stack and set to work making a skirt.

I used one of my favorite skirts as a guide, cutting around the basic shape of it. The fabric is a regular cotton blend, so I added a swatch of chocolate stretchy fabric at the top to make a fitted waistband…no zipper required. I just kind of winged it…no pattern, no real plan…and it worked out surprisingly well. It’s nice to sew clothes for yourself, because you can just keep adjusting things until they fit perfectly. I just kept pinning and sewing, taking a little more in here or there, until the skirt fit nicely. I’m so proud of it…now if it would just warm up so I can wear it!

14 responses to “I made a skirt!”

  1. What a cute skirt! I love the material. I need to learn to make skirts because it is definitely more comfortable to wear skirts throughout the summer in the desert heat. You’ve inspired me!

  2. That is so nice! The fabric is lovely and that waistband made the skirt fab! I have never ever sewed a thing, I don’t have any knowledge about it so I feel I don’t have a crafty talent.

  3. oooh, great fabric! and a great skirt. good going! i tried that last year…just winging it and using one of my own skirts as a template and it didn’t turn out at all. you must have more patience than me!

  4. Wow…thanks, everyone! I’m glad everyone’s inspired to hang out with their sewing machines. Jill, I much prefer to wear skirts instead of shorts in the summer, so I’m always looking for new ones. Isil, you have tons of creative talent in the kitchen…I’m sure it’s elsewhere, too!

    The blue fabric is from Hobby Lobby, and the brown is a polyester interlock from Hancock Fabrics (I just went in and asked for “stretchy t-shirty fabric”). They also have a cotton interlock, which is just like t-shirt material, but it’s more expensive and they didn’t have it in chocolate. I like the silkiness of the polyester anyway. 🙂

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