Skirts! I’m in desperate need of skirts…and all other separates, for that matter. I remember a time when my closet was overflowing with DIY skirts. That was many years ago, because when I learned to sew, skirts were among my first projects and quickly became the specialty. My work wardrobe had a skirt in just about every color.
Then I got married, had children and became a stay-at-home mom. My skirts didn’t get as much action anymore, other than church. Eventually, they all fazed out. Now, here I am, lacking. There’s something wrong with this situation.
Do you remember when I did the SWAP Series here on the blog? While I’ve done a GREAT job of not buying patterns and fabric every time there’s a sale, I don’t feel like I’ve made much progress, in terms of sewing for my everyday needs. I’m still going to my closet and saying, “I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR!”. Therefore, I sat myself down and made a skirt last weekend.
Making this skirt was very gratifying. Now I’m on a mission to take care of business, for real. I’ve come up with a plan to meet my sewing needs, beginning with skirts, and I’ll be sharing that with you soon. If you’re signed up for my email list, you’ll be the first to hear about it, and I want you to be a part of what I have in mind. Stay tuned!!!
DIY Flared Skirt w/Button Front – McCall’s 7906
Now about this cute skirt that has been on my radar ever since I saw sew sister, Candice Michelle, share her entry into the #sewyourview challenge for McCall’s 7906 on Instagram @neglectedheart. I didn’t see it until after the challenge was over, but I fell in LOVE with her skirt. Here’s a photo, and I’m sure you’ll agree that she did an amazing job with the skirt and styling.
Sew Your View
Sew Your View is a fun challenge hosted on Instagram by Monica of That’s Sew Monica. Once a month, a pattern is highlighted and sewists choose a view from the pattern, sew it and share on Instagram with the tag #sewyourview. If sewing challenges are your thing and you want to get in on the fun, check out @sewyourview on Instagram.
My skirt was made with a printed denim that I purchased from Joann Fabrics last year. I had originally designated the fabric for a jumpsuit but never got around to making it. When I pulled the pattern last Friday and went through my fabric collection, I knew it would be a great fit.
Ooohhh, I can’t wait to style my skirt for fall. Imagine it with this top, tall boots, a blazer, and accessorized with 3 or 4 long chains. I also have a turtleneck that I made with this same gold sweater knit fabric, which will look amazing with the skirt. Also, a long sleeve, white blouse, accessorized with pearls, would give it a clean, classic look. Yep, the possibilities are endless.
I cut a size 12 and didn’t make any pattern adjustments. The top I’m wearing is New Look 6458, View B. This is the same pattern I used for the t-shirt and maxi skirt we made in the Beginner’s Sewing Course.
After completing the skirt, I was excited to wear it to church on Sunday. Then I stopped by the store to buy dinner ingredients on the way home. I received so many compliments on my skirt. The ladies at church and the store really liked it.
I’m really looking forward to sewing more skirts. With so many beautiful fabrics to choose from, I can see myself going overboard. I mean, can a woman have too many? I guess the answer would be yes, but gosh, I want all the skirts now. Hahaha!!!
So tell me, do you need to add skirts to your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments below. Do you prefer solids or prints? If you’re not on my email list, I want you to get signed up below. I’ll be reaching out to my email subscribers only, for something I have coming up. You’re gonna like it. I already know.