When I saw a basket of large fabric chunks at the Nashville flea market, I dug. When I found this little print I thought it would make a cute skirt (or a tablecloth… which I don’t need… but then again, do I need another skirt….anyhow…). I like the fuzzy red lily of the valley type blooms and the faint square patterning. Anyhow, I used my reliable Simple Modern Sewing: 8 Basic Patterns to Create 25 Favorite Garments by Shufu To Seikatsu Sha book and just went for a basic skirt. In her book it is the Simple A-Line Skirt, project 6a.
I will be honest, her patterns are somewhat confusing for me sometimes. I made this wrap skirt, which turned out as basically a huge skirt you fold over and tie shut. That one gave me a headache, but I do love the result. I also made this shirt, but it turned out so wide I folded it over and altered it a bit. This time I altered the sizing on the waist because it was just oddly large. But, In the end I always walk away with a wearable item from this book, so I keep coming back to it.
And, at the moment I’m so addicted to this orange sweater, I wear it almost every day. It is like wearing a little blanket around me. When Dear Husband saw this on the rack at Cabela’s he said, “Well, you’re buying that, aren’t you?”
He knows me well.