Temperatures here in Vegas have been over 100 degrees for the past week and a half or so. We're enjoying a cooler day today. The high is only supposed to be 85 or so, but the heat should return in no time. There is no way that I am going to survive this summer in jeans & denim capris & my wardrobe is seriously lacking in the skirt department. So, I'm on a mission to fix that & get myself outfitted with some breezy skirts this summer.
I started with this aqua three tiered skirt. I was able to start & finish it yesterday afternoon. I wasn't sure about it when I finished it. I modeled it for Dylan when he got home & he gave it the thumbs up. Still, I kept bothering him..."Are you sure it's okay? Is it too blue? too short? too poofy? too homemade looking?" He reassured me it was fine & I let it go. This morning when I tried it on I was super, super happy with it. Don't know where the doubt came from the night before.
I made it in a jersey knit which makes it super comfortable. I used the Simplicity 2609 pattern which I picked up at Joanns for $1.00 over Memorial Day weekend. The fabric I had purchased a while back on sale for around $3.00 per yard. I'm estimating that the total cost of this skirt (including the pattern) was around $6.00. Plus I think that I'll definitely be making another, so that $1.00 pattern will stretch even further.
Hooray for sewing something for myself!