Skirts and Snow days

By Stephanie

So this is our THIRD snow day!  And that is not counting Sunday where they cancelled church for the snow.  We are going a bit stir crazy.  So I went through my stash of fabric and patterns and made a skirt. 

Don’t be too impressed, it only took about an hour and thanks to Kinect and Netflix the kidos were busy. 

I LOVE this fabric.  It was more than I usually pay ($4.50 a yard) and it took just over a yard.  I had the zipper and interfacing so for under $6 I have a new skirt!!  I already had the red shirt.  With my black ruffled boots, I think I have a divine valentines outfit!

I used McCall’s pattern #M5523

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Here is the other skirt I have been working on.  This one took WAY longer than an hour.  Like three days, and I am still not done.  The thing about sewing is you can’t try it on until it’s almost done.  This skirt has a lot going on.  If I had a lot going on in the chest department, maybe I could balance it out and make it work.  But alas….nope.  But my sister in law does.  So I think I will finish it and pass it along. 

I used McCall’s pattern #3830 and this tutorial from JoAnn's.  I didn’t follow it exactly.  And it only took 2 1/2 yds not the 4 as called for.  I think I need more practice cutting on the bias…maybe another day. 


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  1. I love them both...REALLY loving the pink one. Make me one...you know I love ruffles!