So in Houston we celebrate rodeo. For a couple of weeks the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is in full swing, and nearly everyone you know will go to at least one show. I made this skirt to attend the Miranda Lambert concert. Most people that go to the rodeo get fully decked out in Western gear. I do not really have any, so I decided to use a fabric I have been obsessing with from Michael Miller It looks just like the park by my house this time of year with all the wildflowers blooming. I must say, I got many compliments and didn't look like a poser cowgirl. Mission accomplished. I used Butterick 4461, which was very easy to put together. I made version A without the belt loops. It took about two hours, but I think if I make this skirt again, and I will make this skirt again, I could do it much faster.
rolled hem foot to make this hem. I have little patience for hemming, and this did make it go quicker. I think with a bit more practice I will be a hem rolling champion.
Final thoughts: This is a great, easy pattern that I will use again. A lightweight skirt and a tank or tee are basically my summer uniform. It's one of the major advantages of being a woman that we don't have to wear pants in 100 degree heat. I take full advantage. I also think this skirt would be very easy to line and I have a light yellow fabric in my stash I may try to make a lined skirt with. I will keep you updated.