Listen up, I am becoming one with my sewing machine! Not only did I just make an actual wearable garment for the first time,* but in the process I actually had to dismantle my sewing machine and clean the feed dogs and shuttle race. I didn't even know I owned such things. Also, I adjusted the bobbin tension which I hadn't realized was possible, but which has made the sewing go far more smoothly.
But enough about my tribulations and learning experiences. Here is my new pretty skirt!
This is the Easy Breezy Wrap Skirt from Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp. The fabric is that thin cotton that wrinkles every time you look at it, but seems to be the fabric that is most available everywhere, especially in cute patterns such as these yellow and white flowers.
I like it more than I thought I would. It's a little challenging to wear though, because of the ties on the front. When I figure out a way to tie it that's flattering and less awkward it will help. I've got a couple of shirts that would look really nice with this colorwise - one is green and one is turquoise - but they are longish and tight enough that the ties would bunch up underneath and look weird. But I do prefer wearing colors with this rather than white which just feels lame and uninteresting to me.
Also, because of how thing the fabric is, a slip is required. Since I don't yet own a white slip I've worn it with a pair of white spandex shorts underneath. It seems to do the trick.
The best part of this project? No zipper, no buttonholes! Not only does that make the project easy, but it doesn't require buying matching notions. You can just whip one up with whatever fabric you have hanging around. I've already started another one in pink and black.
*First time without supervision anyhow. In high school Home Ec class I made a shapeless tunic-like shirt, and not long after that my sister helped me make a dress.