And now, finally, at long last, that cheesecloth that I just knew I had! I wasn't going crazy after all, now I have enough to cover jars of homemade ferments for several years, yikes!
Anyhow, it was a real treat to come across some cotton floral print alongside a matching quilters muslin. I am really trying to restrict myself when it comes to buying any more fabric as the craft room is positively bulging at the seams (pun apology) with little room for breathing. Using some of this fabric up would be good for my wardrobe, good for the craft room and good for my soul.
It was fun to ponder over the options, eventually settling on a dirndl skirt, something which I had always wanted to make but had never gotten around to!
The dirndle skirt would have to be one of the easiest skirts to sew, requiring no pattern, simply two rectangles of fabric sewn together and gathered to form the skirt. A waistband holds the gathers in place and a zip in the side seam completes the functionality side of things.
I used one and a half times my hip measurement to obtain the required width of fabric for the skirt.
The skirt was made a little longer by adding a doubled over band of muslin on the lower edge, eliminating the need for a hem.
A length of ricrac was added around the top to
What fun it is to wear a skirt that puffs out a little and is totally comfy (and hides the post festive season hips). I think I want to make another!
*Mental note: These skirts have a mind of their own in heavy winds. One good gust and the entire street is in on what colour underwear you decided to wear that day! Eek!
This won't stop me from wearing them though, I'll just make sure I have one hand free at all times to tame the mischievous beast. ;)