My three skirts were going to be from Sewing Cake's Hummingbird pencil skirt pattern. I had to make one for Mom's Wardrobe UpGrade from a wool blend, one as an skirt and nighty up cycle, and one out of a BEAutiful brown and cream pinstripe fabric I've had for YEARS!
Thankfully our measurements were close enough that I didn't have to trace out a new size for my Mom. I just had to actually put a hem in her skirt. Her skirt was the Only one made according to the pattern. I used a wool polyester blend fabric so she could throw it in the washer. It has a bit of gold thread running through it and an almost nubbly texture. I love it!
|It's a great basic neutral that pairs with tops she already has as well as with some I've planned to make her. |
The straight skirt silhouette is such a good look on her too!
|Happy with the skirt,|
Getting comfortable on camera...
|Sorry guys, indoor camera is having some issues. Trying to learn fast...|
|I had to cut what I could cut and hope the plaid would match. Thanks in part to the pattern itself all I had to do was a|
bit of fudging on the side seam to get them to line up! I love this skirt a bunch!
Lastly, I added my TNT waistband to my new summer staple skirt! I love my neon floral skirt but I needed something a bit more neutral to pair with the summer tops I already had. I decided to use this stashed favorite.
|It was so fun getting to play with the subtle stripes! I cut the top pocket pieces on the bias and interfaced them with a featherweight interfacing so they would not stretch out of shape, I love how they almost chevron with the waistband.|
|The pockets in this skirt will never cease to please me! I love that I am able to use fun fabrics!|