This is my 100th post on WordPress! Crazy! In honor of that, I got brave and had Danny take pictures of me for this one. As you may have noticed, I usually do headless shots of myself… half because I really don’t like taking pictures of myself… and half because usually when I finish making something I’m too lazy to brush my hair enough to look half decent for the picture. My hair spends most of its time in a sock bun at work; the rest of the time it’s usually wet from the shower in a messy bun. Today, though, is my first real day off in about a month (work has been a bit crazy) :/ — I had a few errands to run (picked up a few things for a project I’m working on for that day coming up next Sunday)… so I actually fixed my hair! I figured it was a prime opportunity to get a few photos of my new skirt.
I made this one for the May Sew-along for Pretty Girls Sew. They chose Simplicity 1427 aka the Tulle Skirt. Although I like the idea of a full tulle skirt, I decided to alter that idea a little to make something I might actually wear. First I saw this pin and thought it would be perfect! I thought maybe I could do a layer of knit underneath and a few layers of tulle on top. So I found a purple jersey knit and tulle at Jo-Ann’s the other day. That same day, though, I found a cute blue polka-dot chiffon and decided to see what I could combine. I somewhat used this tutorial. For the first round, I just used the polka dot chiffon with three layers of tulle underneath. Then seeing how scratchy it was going to be, I decided to add another inner layer of purple knit. I added the wide yoga-style waistband and voilà – unintentionally made it reversible! Danny likes the purple side better. I can’t decide. It’s super comfy both directions, though! And fun to twirl in (not that I need to in this Wyoming wind… gotta be careful… it flies up on its own!).
Time to make: One evening
Cost: ~$12 ($10.64 for 8 yards of tulle on sale – didn’t use even half; $8.00 for 2 yards of the jersey knit on sale – used right about half; $2.36 for the 0.945 yard remnant of chiffon – used most)