Last Christmas, Santa was kinda enough to give me a really awesome new sewing machine. Although realistically, I probably didn’t need it (common I already had 4 others, even though they’re all hand-me-downs from Todd’s grandmas) and it would have never occurred to me to ask for it, apparently Santa felt I needed to resume sewing as a creative outlet.
So naturally, it’s done nothing all year but collect dust while I’ve randomly collected fabric with no real project in mind. Last weekend I decided I needed a new skirt.
- Pattern: My own (I began with a standard a-line skirt pattern from McCall’s, and quickly deviated because I can’t follow a pattern to save my life)
- Fabric: Roughly 3/4 yard of batik fabric scored as a remnant, 2 king-size pillowcases with embroidery
I love this skirt. I realize repurposing pillow cases might seem a bit odd, but in truth, I’m lazy. I love embroidery, but didn’t want to spend days on this project. Embroidered pillowcases are much easier (and so much cheaper when on clearance for $5) for me to find than a pretty scalloped fabric or some sort of embroidered border.
There’s also another added benefit. You know how good it feels to get into bed with really nice high thread count sheets-especially in summer when it’s really hot and the cold cotton feels so good? Yeah, now imagine living 2 hours north of the Mexican border, complete with 110 degree weather and 80% humidity. Tell me that taking that super, nice, cold cotton feeling with you all day doesn’t sound good.