What I’m Wearing Wednesday – let’s make a skirt!

So you know me by now, right? I love to make skirts! I usually whip a bunch out for Spring Quilt Market or for Fall Quilt Market. Check out these posts here and here to see past skirts I’ve made.

This past fall I got some awesome wonderful fabric from Amanda Herring from her Curiosities fabric and made a cutie skirt. Love these ostriches…

A couple of things here:

a. Snow on the bench…Houston’s second Ice-mageddon this week!

b. The pattern I used was for this skirt was from Deborah Moebes’ Stitch by Stitch. Her A-line skirt.  It’s a super great and fast pattern!

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c. Check out my IG post HERE to see me at Quilt Market last fall with Amanda (and my besties!).

d. Before I made this skirt I made a muslin to check the fit. I’ve gained a bit over 30lbs since I last had made this one, and I knew the pattern I had printed wasn’t the right size.

e. Tonight, I finished the muslin to be able to wear it. I didn’t put the waistband on right away when I was checking size. But my zipper was in! (See letter c down below this pic!!)

Here’s the wearable muslin:

Here are my notes on this one.

a. I love t-shirts. I’ve gained a bit too much weight to really be comfy in them. But that’s going to change! Because I really love them!!

b. I’m not sure if I’m really comfy in an a-line anymore. I think I am, because I can wear leggings and still have my butt covered. (Leggings are not pants, people!! Sorry! That was my outloud voice!) But I want to explore other silhouettes with me and my body right now. I don’t want to wait to lose weight to have fun with my wardrobe. What do you think?

c. Note to self: Don’t stop making clothes in the middle of the process. I totally forgot what I was doing and made a bunch of weird mistakes tonight. I also forgot what size I originally made it, so it’s a bit tight. I think it’s in between the two sizes I’ve made before (10 and 12).

d. I still love making clothes!! This is a good thing! And I can’t wait to show you all of the new fabrics I just got with some Christmas money to make some new dresses.

Also, I think lipstick is a good thing…just sayin’…

Here is a close-up of the two fabrics I used in these skirts: Curiosities by Amanda Herring (the ostriches) and Holly’s Tree Farm by Sweetwater

Come back next week for the start of my tunic collection. I’ve created about 8 or 9 of them so far, and you are going to love them!! Super fun!!


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a homeschooling mom of 4 who is addicted to God, her husband, creating music, and quilting...lots and lots of quilting!

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