My Obsessive Need For Skirts
Summer is here and skirt wearing season is high. I know I've mentioned my love of sewing skirts, probably ad nauseam. However, let me repeat for those that may not be convinced, skirts are so darn easy to make! I have so many skirts that I've sewn but unfortunately, I don't have the right shoes (said the shoe fanatic) and so I just end up wearing jeans, because I can't find the right pair of shoes to wear to match these beautiful skirts. Yes, it is very hard living with myself.
Back to skirt sewing. Above is my elastic waist skirt that I made a while back. I don't like the way it lays, it has this fold that goes right down the middle of the front creating this weirdness. Need to fix that. And, another little secret; I hate hemming.
On that skirt it was to be full length but I kept hacking away at the hemline in order to get it straight and I took off 5 inches, so I felt I needed to take it to a professional and get 'er done right before it ended up a mini. Oh, and she did a beautiful job.
Here is another little gem that I love. It's more fall looking but with the earlier cool weather I did manage to get one wearing in before the hot weather rolled around. Again, elastic waist skirt. This is a knit, the red is a silk. Yes, you can make elastic waist skirts from wovens. Just be sure to buy a pattern made for wovens. And, this one I did not hem it, no biggie, it's a knit. But I did forget to pre-wash. Argh!
This one I have not worn yet. It is a double layered silk. Notice the print? Of course you do because it's beautiful. But, no shoes for me to wear with it. None. Who makes blue shoes, wedges preferred. Or maybe another color. Anyhoo, this is lined with a pale yellow silk and has a side zipper. The zipper went in wonky and so I think I have some psychological issue with wearing it, so maybe it's not the shoe issue but my mental issues. Also, I drafted this one and the hip area is weird, but still wearable. I think. Definitely need new shoes, then it will be killer. Right?
And, on it goes with me. Everything is a constant battle. This zipper isn't perfect, the hem is wonky, the print is weird. It all drives me crazy. It's amazing I wear anything I've made. But, I do know that of all the sewn items in my closet, skirts are by far the most. And, I've probably had the most success with them too. If you are looking to add sewn garments to your wardrobe, then skirts are a great first choice. Even despite my kevetching and obsessive attention to things that no one else can see, skirts are fun to sew.
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