Brrr, it’s getting cold! Plaid and chilly weather, well they go hand in
hand, don’t they? This little plaid-tastic number was made with my
very own hands, true word. No reworking something already in
existence, I made this one from a yard of fabric. This was my very
first handmade skirt – or anything for that matter. I went with the
elastic waistband due to its simplicity. I had originally made it about
four inches longer, but it didn’t have enough shape to it for my petite
body and looked a bit like a brown paper bag. So I had to redo it. This
is when I start to get back into the sewing groove, with the weather
cooling down and hibernation beginning to set in. Last winter I went
through all of the Terry Jones documentaries (if you like comedy and
history, this is for you!) while I sat at the table sewing away under the
light of the lamp.
I’m quite proud of my handiwork though. With the little
pleats and the buttons. Yes, I may have given myself a high-five..