Oh boy, am I tired. I've been back to school for a few days now. I love the beginning of the year. Everyone is so excited (including me!) and the year is a blank slate, totally fresh and new. But let me say this again-- man, am I tired. You fellow teachers out there know what I'm talking about.
I used my self-drafted a-line skirt pattern block extraordinaire to make this back to school skirt. But it's not an a-line. I straightened the side seams to make a pencil skirt. In fact, it's slightly pegged. The hem circumference is just a tiny bit smaller than the hip circumference. I usually avoid pencil skirts because I'm bigger on the bottom. I've always heard that a-line skirts are more flattering for pear shaped gals. But this skirt may have changed my mind. I actually think it's one of the more flattering skirts I have in my closet now. Maybe the print helps masquerade, but I think the back view looks pretty good. Proof that great fit is worth it. Makes all the difference. I've had such great results with my self drafted skirt pattern that I'm convinced making my own trouser pattern is the way to go. That will be a project for this fall. I desperately need some pants.
Had to put my glasses on for the teacher photos. I used a leftover bit of quilting cotton from the quilt of doom. I blogged about my unfinished quilt almost a year ago--- it's still just quilt top. Still unfinished. (Hold me accountable, people! Make me finish it.)
Not much else to say about it. It was quick and easy. I underlined the quilting cotton with a layer of cotton broadcloth. I like the way the extra layer of cotton makes the whole skirt feel like a heavier twill. I used a grosgrain ribbon as a waist facing. Great skirt. All there is to it.
Wishing everyone a fabulous school year!
It's nine o'clock and I'm going to bed.