I never really thought I would bother making my own clothes when I thought about sewing again. Yet, the lure of a properly fitting skirt was too much to resist. Particularly now that I have made one (or two). Anyone who knows me (or read this blog), knows I have trouble moving on… if I find something that I like, I sort of stick with it for a bit before letting myself move on. So if a pattern works or if I am pleased with the outcome, I tend just to do it all over again ( and often again, and again…) until that feeling passes and it doesn’t thrill me any more. Its not a bad way of working really because you get to enjoy the excitement without having to learn something new every time. At present, I have enjoyed making a pattern and sewing up a skirt that fits. It took me a few go’s to get the fit right but I was so pleased with this one:
that I made another one today:
I can see a few more coming before I get more adventurous. This sort of skirt just suits my life so well at present… simple, easy to throw on… easy to wash and iron, goes with a tshirt or singlet top. I will try some more patterns soon but for now… this is pretty good – and it fits… right length, sits on my lower waist, is comfortable to sit down in and … cost me next ot nothing ( in fact the two of them together cost me less than $5.00 in fabric – how daft is that!).