I have been getting to know my sewing machine better recently, which included a few conversations with my seamstress grandmother for much-needed advice. She helped me pick out the fabric for this skirt when we were together last. (She lives over 1,000 miles from me so I don’t get to see her too often.) But she did give me some pointers to keep in mind as I made my way through the construction of this new skirt.
Summer days at work are very quiet and pretty casual considering few people are in the office. The seasonal nature of our work means we work like crazy during the winter and take all of our vacations in the summer months. So this easy breezy skirt combined with a bright sweater made a perfect outfit for a casual summer day.
I used this tutorial as a guide and made a few adjustments along the way to suit my taste. I did not want the skirt to flare quite as much, so my fabric pieces were not quite as wide relative to the size of my waist. I also made it a few inches longer because I am taller than her. And my favorite part, of course, THE POCKETS!! I love dresses and skirts with pockets.
If you hadn’t already noticed, did you see I’m wearing tights?! Outrageous, I know – it’s July and the weather was so cold the day I wore this I needed tights to keep me warm. In fact, I wished I had a jacket when I walked home. It hasn’t been this cold every day around here, but it’s certainly been a rather strange and cold summer. Weather in the sixties isn’t too bad, I guess – better than ninety and humid, for sure. The tights also hide my not-so-tan legs that have recently been on display during these summer months, so maybe the tights serve a greater purpose than just warmth.