Three solid nights of cutting, pinning and sewing have finally paid off! This is my first skirt, and I must say, it was quite the project. I found a skirt at Anthropologie that I absolutely fell in love with. Problem was, it was $148! So, I vowed to try to find a pattern that was similar in some way, and attempt to make it. I realize that the skirt I ended up with (pattern here) is quite different than the Anthro one, but I like it nonetheless.
The sides have pockets, which is always fun. Also, those buttons undo to reveal:
Tada! A zipper, which is definitely necessary, because this skirt is tight fitting! One more, here’s what the back looks like:
The fabric is a cotton polka-dot that I found at the weirdest store ever in Solvang, California. Solvang is this tiny Bohemian town about an hour from where my sister lives. My mom and I stumbled upon this little store hidden away under incredibly hideous souvenir shops. The fabric store was a sight in itself! We walked inside and the entire place was empty, save for about 500 rolls of fabric haphazardly stacked on shelves. Here’s the kicker, a sign on the door said, “All fabric, $1/yd. Cut your own and bring it across the street to the souvenir shop.” Complete overwhelm. We searched through some of the ugliest, frightful patterns and textiles I’ve ever seen to walk away with the only two, no three, decent fabrics among the bunch. Well, the polka-dots made the cut, and I like to think that they were happy to come home with me after sitting for who knows how long in that cold, strange place. The contrasting fabric on the pockets is a left-over Amy Butler that I used on some placemats I made. So, the skirt ended up costing about $12 (the buttons were the most expensive part!). Much better than the $148 I would have paid at Anthro!
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