Hooray! I finally got around to making a skirt from Sew What Skirts. I've had the book for months and have really been wanting to use it. The basic concept of the book is that you can make skirts (it gives several styles) without buying a pattern--instead, you fit the skirt exactly to your measurements. For some reason I was intimidated--not so much by the process but more by the difficulty of finding a block of time without interruptions. I'm a direction reader, and I knew I would need to concentrate.
It turned out to be not hard; I did need to focus, as I thought I would. I used this interfacing with one-inch squares to draft my pattern. The fabric is linen. My pattern ended up being too big (the book gives different amounts of "ease" to add on). It was easy to make adjustments, though, once I pinned it on me.
This is the "A-Line Skirt with a Fitted Waist." I definitely wanted a smooth waistline--my "mummy tummy" needs no gathers or drawstrings to call attention to it. See how I so delicately hold the tomato basket to camouflage it? I love my new skirt! And I was really needing to break away from wearing jeans or khaki shorts every day. I feel so light and summery!
And now for a Rainer update: he had labs drawn this morning--he still has not "made counts," meaning, he can't start the next phase of chemo. But he is almost there, so probably next week he will start. Meanwhile, he's having a delightful time away from the hospital and loving the time with Mommy and Daddy. We are loving our time with him too!