This weekend Jude spent the night at Na and Pa's, AKA his favorite place in the world. And Jason and I went on a hot date. I had "nothing" to wear. Or rather, nothing new. But it was also nothing that thirty minutes at the sewing machine couldn't fix. I love me a pencil skirt, and I've been sitting on this houndstooth knit for too long. So when this great tutorial from Suburbs Mama popped up on pinterest, I knew it was meant to be. After my last skirt attempt, I knew I wanted to keep things simple ... twenty-five minutes? one seam? yes please!
One note to add to the tutorial: make sure your stretch is going hip to hip. The only thing I changed was that I simply hemmed the top with a generous zig-zag stitch and skipped the elastic, which meant I also got to skip the muffin top! Oh, and I hemmed the bottom for a more polished look. This skirt is so comfortable, it's crazy. It totally accommodated the epic proportions of that night's feast. I also love that I finally have a skirt at this length, tough to find when you're a tall gal like me. And since it's quite tight in the behind, it felt very date appropriate.
Happy Valentine's Day!