This time with pockets! I'm getting to the stage where I want pockets on everything I wear. You may recognise the fabric, as it is the remnants of the camo design from which I made my boys trousers. Those trousers, by the way, are a massive hit with the boys and they are always chosen above RTW; this fact fills my heart with joy, and is one of the many reasons why I sew.
Needless to say, we will NOT be seen out wearing these at same time, matching mummy and boys - I will have to dress them before I dress myself, or risk us ending up looking like the Von Trapp family.
Back to the skirt: having made it twice before, I didn't even need to read the instructions - it pretty much threw itself together.
Can you spot my zip? This is my best zip ever, wahoo and hurrah. I actually sewed it in by hand. Not because I was trying to be fancy, but because middle child was misbehaving at bedtime; it gave me something to do whilst sitting outside his room putting him back to bed every five minutes!
His naughtiness went on so long that night that I sewed the waistband on by hand as well. It was rather calming and Zen-like. It saved me getting cross with the boy too, so win-win.
I am really pleased with this skirt: it is the perfect weight for the summer, and holds it shape beautifully. I decided to make the waistband bigger on this version and I rather like the chunky look.
But for now I am super happy with my latest make. It has been a joy to get sewing again.