I made this about a month ago but the weather this weekend finally warranted busting it out of the closet! It uses my twirly skirt tutorial and the pattern from Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing book. It’s made from one of the Denyse Schmidt Joann Fabric lines that leaves a lot to be desired in the quality department. Since it’s a much stiffer fabric, it holds its shape differently than the other skirts I’ve made–it ends up being fuller, which is fun, even if it doesn’t feel as nice on my skin! I wasn’t moving at all in this shot, but the skirt still holds itself out a little.
I haven’t done any sewing this month. Ellie had pneumonia and was hospitalized for four days before coming home on oxygen (the company comes today to pick up the oxygen bottles, machine, and pulse oximeter–hurray!) and I fought what was diagnosed as bronchitis (Ellie’s pneumonia was originally diagnosed as bronchitis so I’m inclined to think that mine was misdiagnosed too–if you’re dehydrated pneumonia won’t show up in a chest xray) for four weeks. Between Ellie’s hospital stay and my own ER visit it’s been a rough month. But this weekend marked the turning point–we’re almost 100% healthy and back to our normal activities, visiting the park and library and church and gym and I have no doubt the sewing machine will soon follow!