Sew a skirt.
I hate skirts. I own a couple because I have to, but I hate them. I hate shopping for skirts. I hate wearing skirts. But every now and then an occasion FORCES me to succumb to peer pressure and look like a girl.
I actually kind of like Soulemama's pretty skirts so a week or so ago I picked up the pattern, Simplicity 7229, just in case I ever lost my mind and wanted to make one.
Well, I didn't lose my mind, I lost a friend. A fellow geocacher finally lost her battle with cancer. We will be attending the funeral this weekend. I went into panic mode knowing I don't have a skirt to wear. I dragged out the pattern, read the fabric requirements and remembered that I had a thrifted tablecloth (at least that's what I think it was) that just might do the trick.
Here it is, unhemmed. I plan to use Lera's trick for hemming and use double fold bias tape. I will finish it but I'm not promising to wear it.
Part of my problem is I really don't have anything to wear with it. I'm a t-shirt and jeans kind of gal. I might see if I can find a top to buy to go with it. The good news is I don't need to buy the complete outfit and the better news is if I remember correctly that tablecloth cost $1.99!!
I'm thinking a nice scoopy neck black t-shirt with black sandals.