This seems crazy, but I’ve only made one skirt in the past two years. 2016 and 2017 were all about pants: Itch to Stitch North Point Trousers, Hudson Sweatpants, Style Arc Sadie Pants, Ginger Jeans, and Colette Clovers. This year, though, I’m going to get back into skirts. I want to find the perfect pencil skirt pattern and sew up a work wardrobe full of them.
I did a little impulse shopping at Joann’s over the Black Friday holiday. On Wednesday, I took advantage of their 5 for $5 sale on Simplicity patterns and picked up this pattern, along with a few others. I then went back on Friday and bought the fabric for this project. This fabric was just 40% off (no better than a regular day at Joann’s), but I bought it anyway. It is a fairly thin poly-spandex blend from their activewear section. It’s nothing special, but I wanted a grey performance material and this fit the bill.
Confession time. I’ve only ever owned one strapless bra. I’ve had the same single strapless bra for an embarrassingly long time. Even more embarrassingly, I didn’t buy it. I “borrowed” it from my mom and never gave it back. I’m happy to say that I now have a new, much prettier, much better fitting strapless bra!
This dress started out terribly, beginning with my experience buying the fabric. At one point, Brandon even declared it the ugliest thing I’ve ever made. Eventually, though, with some creativity, I turned it around.
I have quite a few fun skirts in my wardrobe, but lack neutral shirts to wear with them. The last time I made a shirt for myself (other than a cardigan) was back in April 2015, and before that, November 2014. I tend to be drawn to making dresses and skirts and neglect shirts. This make is an attempt to remedy that problem.