I rarely take time to make anything for myself. I usually sew for Emelie (because she always needs clothes) or the little girls (because I love sewing little girl clothes). But when I saw this fabric at the store, I had to have it for myself. I love it so much, I've also used it in my latest baby carrier creation.
I had intended to use it in a wrap skirt. Unfortunately, I hadn't read the pattern directions closely. One-way directional prints were not an option.
A friend at church had given me two boxes of old patterns and this vintage dress caught my eye. I knew I didn't want a dress, but loved the look of the skirt.
I modified the pattern, cut it out, and then it sat in the craft room for about two months. Last week I decided it had marinated long enough. I sewed the bulk of it in one night, put in the zipper and waistband the next night, and hemmed it Saturday morning before the picnic.
Voila! A new favorite!