I can’t stop making skirts. I made this one a little shorter than the last. I started sewing late and ended up with the kids asleep in their sleeping bags, not far from the machine. I am a little bit in love with this mod, floral fabric from JoAnn’s.
I have finally taken enough sewing classes that I am feeling more confident with my sewing machine. I love this simple pattern from Oliver + S. The pattern, Lazy Days Skirt, is a freebie from their blog. I am going to make a bunch of these for the girls for summer and school in the fall, when it will still be so hot here. There is an awesome flickr group of pictures of pieces people have made with Oliver + S patterns. The group is great to look through for inspiration.
Here it is! I made this yesterday in my sewing class. Melissa Morgan taught this class at the Stitch Lab. The class format if very relaxed and easy. Because there are only a few people in each class, every skill level can work at their own pace. I really enjoyed having Melissa as a teacher. She is also teaching some other great classes including, baby overalls, ring slings, pocket slings, and some great sewing classes for kids. Check out the schedule here.
(E’s awesome matching sandals are from Target. She calls them her “rainbow sandals.”)