Another first make.

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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.

Close, but not done.

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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:

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