When I began my sewing journey, circa 2010, I booked a couple of classes to get the basics and this skirt was my first adult project. I had a lot of help since it was a garment of firsts...first zipper, facing, darts, interfacing and first attempt lining up a print. I must have still had some pregnancy hormones hanging around at the time because whenever I looked at it, the colours made me feel a little pukey. Something about that salmon-y pink with the beige background. Anyway, I quickly deposited it in the drawer of 'house clothes', you know, the ones that are just a step up from pyjamas and you don't care too much what happens to them.
Now I'm thinking I really should give this skirt more credit. I mean, it gets worn hard out in the yard, cleaning the house, gets covered in food and toddler grime and I probably wipe my hands on it too. Okay, I do. Basically I treat it like an apron. And because I don't care, at two years and going strong, it's developed magical stain resistant qualities. While everything Í'm remotely attached to, like lovingly hand-made clothes, becomes a magnet for debris. Familiar? However, for something banished to the 'home clothes' pile it certainly gets a lot of wear outside the house. Just lately I've even been thinking about promoting it to the next drawer up. And making another since it's just so comfy and so lovingly accommodates extra winter 'insulation'. Does it deserve another go?
The pattern is the Betsy Ross pencil skirt which I think is now out of print (there's a couple floating around etsy ) and the fabric is Tina Givens 'Silouette Polka'. Well, this post has 'filler' written all over it but I've almost finished a new dress and it's awaiting it's 'shoot'. Patience my pretties!