|Thumbs up for dorky smiles!|
Remember when I mentioned that my closet has been in serious trouble lately? Well, this skirt is a major step in my closet rehab! The fabric is a lovely lightweight jersey, which will be perfect this summer.
|The pink shirt was a thrift store find, but I did take it in on the sides. Someone needs|
to tell Jones New York that women aren't shaped like cylinders! *wink*
Notice how closely matched those stripes are on the side seam? They're not perfect, but they're pretty close! And I have to give my husband a quick shout-out for his stellar job marking the hem -- it actually looks a little uneven in that second picture, but I can assure that it's perfectly level in real life.
I looked at a couple of maxi skirt tutorials (which you can find on my "Sewing for Mama" pinboard), and ended up going with the tutorial from Mad Mim's blog. Overall, I was very satisfied with it! I misread the instructions, which resulted in way too much fabric at the hem, but fortunately I was able to take it in easily enough.
This project was fast, easy, and gratifying -- and every time I sew with knits, I gain a little more confidence! Poor little Rosa is in need of some new dresses, but after a bit of a hiatus sewing for myself, I'm having a hard time resisting all the opportunities in my new stash.