[cue polka music]
It’s been unseasonably chilly here the past while. I wore sweaters to work twice last week, and it’s the last part of May. This is the Northern hemisphere, and I expect warm spring days, darn it!
Can I will the nice weather to show itself by sewing a summery skirt?
(Modeled by the always-lovely Dolores.)
I made this using Simplicity 5564, View E (or F?). I’ve attempted this pattern a few times in the past with varying degrees of success, but this is the first time I’ve ever managed to get the waistband right. In the past, I tried the waistband and then decided “Forget this!” and simply folded over the top of my skirt “tube” to make a casing for some elastic. Besides the easy on-and-off factor that comes with an elastic waist, leaving the waistband off makes the skirt shorter and more flattering; as it is, it’s just a touch matronly looking – but still cute, and suitable for the office. Or maybe I just need to grow another couple of inches.
The fabric is a lovely, stretchy knit that I fell in love with at Fabricland, and which instantly brought to mind this pattern.
Now I just need sunny days and warm breezes…