The “Elvis Has Left the Building” Skirt
Dear Sew Weekly Friends,
I write this from my hotel room just a short distance away from Graceland. We drove all the way here for my birthday-my husband spoils me.
Since I’ve got to wake up super early to make the drive back (in one day) this will be very short.
I don’t really have a fall palette but I noticed that I’ve been making lots of blue pieces so I’m going to say blue. Blue and black (because of my part time job) and maybe some….other colors?
My best friend Angi gave me a bag of African fabrics her husband’s family picked up in Sierra Leone. This skirt was in there. It was longer and it had an unfinished waistband in a size 0. I removed the waistband and was going to make a better one in my size but I ran out of time. With only an hour to sew I used elastic around the waist and then shortened it. I love the fabric but am not crazy about the elastic. Someday I’ll remove it and go with my original plan. The piece I cut off makes a nice infinity scarf. I’ll finish the raw edge and wear it that way until I need it to make the waistband.
OK-here’s one more picture. The quality’s not good so I apologize for that-I couldn’t stop messing around. I was having a good time dancing to the Elvis music that they play non-stop in the pool area.
My bonus souvenir is a teddy bear I got from an Elvis impersonator. I also bought a mug, 3 pins, a bracelet, a Christmas ornament, 9 post cards and, my personal favorite, a retractable back scratcher.