I made a skirt last weekend; using the leftovers from the pomegranate fabric I blogged about two weeks ago. In fact, I finished it just in time to be all matchy-matchy with Penelope at church on Sunday. SO FUN! There’s something just so utterly fun about coordinating outfits with Penelope. I can’t get enough! We did it with that awful dress I repurposed, then on Mother’s day and then last week with the pomegranate fabric. Pretty sure this is the beginning of something ridiculous.
I made a basic gathered skirt with a straight waistband. It wasn’t too hard, but it did get a little tricky with the zipper. I couldn’t seem to find my zipper foot anywhere and I didn’t have any invisible zippers on hand. I ended up using a button-hole foot to attach the zipper, it worked. I’m hoping the zipper foot will turn up somewhere before I have to go out and buy one. Whatever. I’m sure Penelope already got to it and either threw it in the garbage or flushed it down the toilet.
This skirt is really light weight and flutters at any slight breeze. It’s a good thing when it comes to hot summer days, but a very bad thing when a gust of wind decides to blow my way. Going down stairs even causes the skirt to fly up! The skirt is also very see-through so I need to wear a slip with it; like the one I’ve been meaning to make for the last 3 years. Maybe this skirt will give me the motivation to finish it.