The AccuQuilt Go! Baby giveaway has given me a little free time to work on new things.  I can see how my good friend and previous blog owner Rosie became such a skirt lover.  I’m now addicted to skirts!

A little background…I grew up in a Catholic school were all we were allowed to wear was skirts.  Then college came, and no skirts at all.  While I was student teaching, suddenly I found myself back in skirts.  But then for 7 years I taught kindergarten, and one at a time my skirts went to the back of my closet, never to see the light of day again.  Spending half the day bent over tying shoes and crawling around on the floor didn’t seem very “skirt-like” behavior.  Since having my son 3.5 years ago, I just never found the need to discover them again.

Well, all that has changed.  My first basic skirt became my gateway drug to sewing a new skirt for every day of the week.  Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to, a little fashion show of sorts!

This was one of my first basic skirts made with a pattern I found at wally world.  It was supposed to be all one Denyse Schmidt fabric, but I had to improvise when I realized I didn’t have enough and make a band around the bottom.

DS skirt

This is another beginning one, this time made with LouLouThi.  Again, I had to make a band because I didn’t have enough of the main fabric.  There’s also a thin band across the bottom of the casing at the waist.  This became necessary when I stitched the waist to the wrong side of the fabric and didn’t realize until I had done all the reinforcement stitching! loulouthi skirt

 

This is my Heirloom collection skirt.  It was supposed to just have one fabric as the band, but I chose one that was so geometric and straight that it looked absolutely horrible with the curve of the bottom of the skirt.  So I rounded up all the geometric ones and cut them just narrow enough that you wouldn’t notice that they’d look terrible in one piece.

heirloom skirt

This one too, is an Heirloom collection skirt.  I used the Domestic Skirt tutorial found here.  I like it but it seems a little stiff for me.  Maybe next time I’ll use a softer fabric.  Notice that it is reversible!

domesticated skirt in purple heirloom

And last, I used the Make It Perfect pattern for the Versatile Wrap Skirt (it took me a really long time to find someone who carried that pattern!)  Once again, it’s made from the Heirloom collection.  I just can’t help it, I love that collection!

versatile wrap skirt

Okay, so I will never wear shorts again!  And now I just have to learn how to put in an invisible zipper so that I can make all the aline skirts I’ve been coveting!

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