When the weather gets warm, I’m definitely the kind of gal who prefers a comfy, breezy skirt to a pair of shorts. So, in preparation for another steamy Brooklyn summer, I decided to dedicate this past week to designing my ideal no-fuss summer skirt—with pockets, of course!
The skirt in today’s snapshot is a wearable muslin that I made using my basic elastic-waist skirt design, dressed up with a few running stitch stripes to give it some personality. (Alas, cotton muslin isn’t the most exciting of fabrics.) Over the next few days, I’ll be sewing a few more trial versions of the pattern—I’m still playing with the perfect pocket height—and then I’ve got a tutorial in the works for you guys in the coming week. (Hooray!)
Man, I haven’t been this excited about a project in a long, long time!
Who else is currently in SEW ALL OF THE SKIRTS mode?
It’s a dreary, rainy Sunday here in Brooklyn, and the only thing I want to do is sew. More specifically, I want to sew a-line skirts. Alas, I’m not satisfied with any of the a-line skirt patterns I’ve already made, so I’m digging through my book collection in search of something better. (All I want is a basic a-line skirt pattern that I don’t have to draft it myself. Is that really so hard?!) Well, seeing as how I have ALL OF THE SEWING BOOKS, I should be able to find something, right? Wish me luck!
Do you have a favorite basic a-line skirt sewing pattern? Help a gal out—share your links and recommendations!
I spent all day yesterday in the studio, hanging out with Melanie, my BFF. She’s a talented knitter, but she’s never sewn more than a button, so I walked her through the first steps in making her very own skirt. Up next: the sewing machine!
Anyone else making skirts on this beautiful Easter Sunday?