I've been in a pseudo sewing slump lately, meaning that I've being participating in sewing activities, but haven't produced many if any completed garments. That is until yesterday. One of the members of the sewing group I'm in reached out to say hi and to check on me because I hadn't been sewing much. So I headed to the bins to see what I could find to make myself a maxi skirt to wear today. Because I've been losing a bit of weight, I didn't want to use any of my favorites so I searched for something that I could easily part with when it becomes too big. Funny thing is, now that this is finished, I LOVE IT!
This skirt is made for walking on a nice breezy day. It was so comfortable to wear and the way that it moved in the wind was beautiful. I didn't use a pattern for this one I just used a 60" width ITY knit, folded in half, measured from waist to desired hem length and added two inches, cut two panels that long and sewed the panels together, added 3/4" elastic at the waist and added a 1" hem. Easy Peasy! So look for more of these as I will definitely be making more. It's a great way to show off a nice print, be Summer ready and a great stash buster.
As I was posing for this picture, my 7 year old asked me if my skirt was a Peacock. I hadn't noticed the resemblance before but he's spot on, except the male peacocks are the ones with all the pretty colors, but you get the idea.