After my last let-down I needed a quick break from knitting, so I got out my sewing machine, some brown cotton gauze from my small fabric stash and I thought I would try a simple, elastic waist skirt. I'm a big fan of skirts, I've always loved them. The summer time is especially great for skirts, not only because they're cool and comfortable but because I hate wearing shorts with a passion! :)
I'm a very beginner sewer. I took a 'learn to sew' class last winter when I first got my machine and had a lot of fun. My first project was pajama pants. I picked a pattern by Amy Butler called Wide Leg Lounge Pants, from her book In Stitches (isn't she a fantastic designer?!).
Anyways, this skirt is based off the "Two-hour Peasant Skirt" in Sewstylish , Spring 2007 magazine. The skirt in the magazine is full length and with 4 tiers, mine is knee length and only 2 tiers and it took me 3 hrs. I still think that's pretty quick!I decided to leave the raw edge on the bottom hem. I liked how that turned out.
I'm still knitting though! Look, I'm almost done with my Summertime Tunic!P.S. The tunic is out of Interweave Knits, Summer 2007 - it's a free pattern!