New skirts!

Standard

I finished grading earlier this week, and desperately needed something to do that wasn’t like being a professor. Also, it got HOT and I want more summer-friendly clothes without hard waistbands. So I cut out three more Cleo Skirts, and sewed two of them!

New Cleo Skirt!

The pink one is the first one I sewed; it’s the same fabric as the first Cleo skirt I sewed, Andover’s Kaleidoscope Plaid, but this time in “Magenta” rather than “Lichen”.

New Cleo Skirt!

I love how both of the skirts from the Kaleidoscope fabric just GLOW!

New Cleo Skirt!

I made a totally dumb mistake sewing this one, and ended up sewing the back with the wrong-side out, and didn’t realize it until after I’d finished the side seams, so that was a LOT of unpicking, but lesson learned – I quadruple checked before I sewed together the next skirt!

New Cleo Skirt!
(Yes, my hair is getting quite long – it hasn’t been cut since the beginning of October when our local COVID rates started climbing! The braids don’t stay in well, but it was SO hot yesterday that I needed my hair off my neck no matter how messy/weird it looked!)

The other skirt is from Nani Iro Double Gauze, which feels AMAZING but was a bit trickier to sew with (it just kind of…wiggled around more). I saw this print when I was browsing through Etsy and fell in love with it – when I tried it on yesterday, my daughter told me it looked like I was wearing stars!

New Cleo Skirt!

I was really happy with the way I was able to achieve the “fadeout” look towards the bottom. That was the image I had in my mind when I got this fabric, and I’m just tickled that I was able to make it real!

New Cleo Skirt!

The remaining skirt that I cut hasn’t been sewn yet, because I’m figuring out what to do. The fabric is Kaufman’s Dot Chambray, and it’s pretty thin – it kind of seems like it might be a little TOO thin to wear without some kind of lining, but I don’t actually know how to line a skirt. And maybe it would be fine without – I mean, I wouldn’t want to make it heavy, you know? So we’ll see when I end up sewing that one. I have a bunch of other sewing plans brewing: I want to make dresses, overalls, pants…so I’m going to be working on building up my sewing skills.

I haven’t forgotten about knitting, but I’ll let that be its own post sometime soon.