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!