Sunday, January 1, 2012

My summer uniform

Despite my weird facial expression, I love this skirt. In Houston it is about a million degrees in the summer and the only advantage women have in life, in my opinion, is that we don't have to wear pants in that weather. Oh, and it is brutal summer from about March to October, so this T-shirt and skirt combo is my go to outfit. Work, shopping, walking the dog....I am rarely seem in anything else.

This is the Butterick 4461 that I did not destroy. I made it up in about an hour and a half and used a quilting cotton my dear friend Jenny picked out for me because it was blonde colors. I like this pattern because I made the skirt with only about 1 1/4 yards of fabric.

I am obviously wearing this crooked. I made a size smaller than my wildflower skirt, but I could even go in a little more on the seams to stop it from shifting.  I used the length prescribed by the pattern and it really turned out nice.

I thought we were done with some quick pictures when Mr. Thinks He Can said, "Wait, should I get some pictures of the zipper?" What a thoughtful photographer! I said of course. It isn't a perfect zipper, but I never tuck in my shirts with skirts like this, so I'm fine with it.

You can see on the inside I just serged all the pieces together and also to finish raw edges. I don't know if you can see, but I hand sewed the facing down with neon green thread from the frog pants. I don't know when else I will be able to use that color again! This skirt is highly recommended and an easy win.


  1. Cute skirt! I love the fabric, and the zip colour is nice with the fabric. :)

  2. I want to put my hand up that pretty skirt