In an attempt to 'escape from reality" last week, I whipped up this a-line skirt using my Far, Far Away that I've been hoarding. The end of the school year was very stressful and after 12 years of teaching German I got a furlough letter because there is just not enough money to continue foreign languages other than Spanish. (Gracias school district!)
My dad also had round two of brain surgery last week. He is doing well, but you just never know what the outcome of something like that will be.
STRESSFUL WEEK= UNICORN SKIRT!
I drafted my pattern based on a tutorial from a Sew News magazine that I got a couple of years ago. It is definitely a very simple skirt to sew up once the pattern is drawn up. It has an elastic waist band, so it is also wonderful for the remaining extra baby weight. :( (15 pounds to go! He is well worth it though!)
These photos were taken before hair and make-up came in and before the sun came out in an attempt not to have puke all over my shirt. If you notice, the bottom picture was a black shirt. I had to scrap those photos because of just that. My 7 year old photographer didn't let me know that I had a mess all over my shirt in the first photo shoot. It's amazing what we fail to notice when we are so used to something.
I've been thinking about putting some kind of a ruffle on the bottom to dress it up a bit, but I wasn't sure if it would take away from the fabric. Any suggestions?
I entered this skirt in Crafterhours Skirt Week. I also linked up to Clover and Violet: Stash Project for June.
I also made a cute little button necklace to go with my whimsical, new skirt.