Of course Jonah doesn’t see why I keep putting the cool part on the inside.
Seen here with my favorite about-the-house purple Halloween/Black Cat shirt is the first skirt I made back in 2009. Kwik Sew 3336. A basic pattern I made much more difficult by spending hours trying to match the print that didn’t repeat I also hemmed it at an awkward length just below the knee. It has been in the closet matching nothing ever since. A lot of rookie mistakes.
But last week I pulled it out and rehemmed it to a sexier and more current length and paired it with a black tank. Now that I am a little more seasoned, I see that the knit is a very nice quality, the colors are still my favorites, and my construction is solid. It might be three years late but this skirt will be a staple at the park this summer.
8 days later and I have a lot done but not enough. I need a button on the skirt and time to hem. I was on track to be done in time for my trip until Tuesday night when I put the facing around the top. It changed the fit totally and I really did not have time to problem-solve. So I decided to put the project on hold instead of foresaking food, sleep, and my family on order to finish.
It depresses me a little. But, Maxwell turns three next month so I will get back from sunny CA and get back to work.
Lovely skirt drape:
It has black pearlized buttons that look incredibly sharp against the white collar and cuffs.
You can read all about it on Pattern Review.