If you blog, and you blog about things you make, do you ever make something that has no interesting back story, wasn’t that complicated, and you basically just want to share because it’s pretty and you like it? Yep, that’s today.
This is just a simple gathered skirt I sewed, I don’t even use a pattern for these. Just go selvage to selvage for the width of the front and back, insert a lapped zipper, and add a waistband. Nothing fancy!
Early in the summer I was really feeling skirts, although I go in phases in my wardrobe so now I’m on a pants and jeans kick. I hop back and forth between types of sewing projects but sometimes I get (and enjoy) tunnel vision where I want to sew several of the same type of thing. This skirt fell in a skirt kick when I was bored with a lot of the skirts I had.
This fabric has been in my stash for a good several years, and was vintage yardage probably from the 1950s. The print is glorious and bright, but I didn’t have a lot of it. Only 2 yards and at 36″ wide like older yardage, I had to be really choosy about projects. So a gathered skirt that’s basically just two rectangles was a perfect way to maximize the use of the fabric! I used about 1.75 yards, going for a bit more length than normal since longer skirts are great for windy days (which we had a lot of when I was making this). I closed the waistband with a vintage button, on top of a lapped zipper, and topstitched all around the waistband.
I wouldn’t necessarily go for such a dark color palette in a summer outfit, but I think the red hair and the brightly colored accessories make it work. Also this is a different cropped black peasant blouse than the one I sewed and mentioned in my last blog post, by the way. Clearly, it’s the type of item I like in my summer wardrobe!
And honestly, there truly isn’t much more to say about this simple skirt! I’m really happy I finally sewed up a favorite fabric in my stash, and I’ve already worn this a few times this summer.
I’ll leave you with a photo of Pia and I. Nearly ever time I stand in front of the clematis for photos, she has to come and photobomb, so sometimes I sit down with her. 🙂 Silly girl!