Last night I decided to get out my sewing machine, it had been about two weeks since the pj pant disaster and I figured it was about time to start again.
This time I got a pattern from http://whatthecraft.com/circle-skirt-tutorial-new-and-improved/ and I mixed it with http://www.theribbonretreat.com/blog/circle-skirt-pattern-tutorial.html
I figured that I was all set, I had even bought tools for marking and tracing onto my fabric.
The measuring and cutting worked out well, I even set up my iron this time. I ran into issues while hemming. I still have no idea what happened but the end result was that I had to rip out about a quarter of the hem and start over. The thread was a huge mess on one side of the fabric. Once the hem was done I started working on the waistband, I measured, ironed, and sewed the ends then I started pinning it, after all that I realized that i had made it too short, about a quarter of my skirt would have no waistband! After that I decided it was time to call it a night. Tonight I will try the waistband again and hopefully take some pictures to put up on here.
While trying to find skirt patterns online I ran across something called the “summer of no pants” I don’t know if it will be done again but I have decided to try my own summer of no pants and see how far into summer I can get only wearing skirts/dresses. I will have to make some exceptions though… I don’t think teaching kayaking while wearing a skirt would be a good idea, nor would doing yoga or horseback riding, all of which I plan to do this summer. I also plan to take up golf, so the rules will have to bend there to include athletic skorts in my wardrobe.
Summer of No Pants link: http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/p/summer-of-no-pants-2011.html