TGIF in Blue!
Thank Goodness It’s Friday Skirt in Blue!
Thank goodness it’s Friday and I have something to share this week. This is a pretty blue skirt that was once a very long skirt with a very tight waistline and pockets. I love the fabric, a soft wrinkle free rayon or something that has a nice drape and feel. It is navy blue with pink, yellow, and light blue flowers. This was a great find a few weeks ago at my favorite thrift store, the one that has all kinds of fabric for only $1.00 a yard. The skirt was a mere $2.00 so I bought it along with several yards of fun material for future projects.
I cut about 10 inches of the bottom of the skirt and used it for a waistband to go on the top. I had just enough straight of grain to fashion the band. It was close! So close that the inside of the band is lined with wide bias trim. I cut off the too-tight waist, and sewed up the side pockets. Then I inserted wide elastic inside the band and adjusted it to fit. Finally I serged the bottom of the skirt, folded it up, and top-stitched it.
The RTW blouse has been hanging around in my closet for about 10 years. I love this little blouse, but I haven’t worn it very much. I think it goes really well with my new blue skirt. What do you think?
I’m so glad its Friday! It has been a rather long exhausting week with my middle schoolers. I’m looking forward to a little RnR this weekend.
Hey, we’re almost there! Some of us haven’t missed a week and will have completed 9 months at the end of September. That’s a lot of sewing! Can you believe it? I’ve had such a wonderful time sharing and interacting with all of you. Enjoy your sewing this week!