One of my goals for the year has been to improve my sewing skills. After I got pregnant, I became really slack on sewing. I’m not entirely sure why. Laziness perhaps. I was working on the 2012 Trashion Show at the time, so from being pregnant to working on a giant fashion show, I was a bit exhausted. While I was sewing a ridiculous amount of garments, making a dress from Starburst wrappers is different than sewing a normal dress. So my normal sewing abilities are in need of some freshening up. I keep seeing Megan Nielsen’s Kelly skirt being made by other bloggers and I’ve adored the look. I thought this would be a fun, easy way to jump back into the swing of sewing again.
I love how this skirt turned out! Something fun about my skirt is that it’s made from leftover fabric from IKEA curtains I recently hemmed. I was channeling my inner Maria von Trapp the day I made this.
I really enjoyed sewing this pattern! I added about three inches to the length of the skirt and an extra button hole. I will definitely be making another skirt from this pattern someday! I also purchased the Banksia top and can’t wait to dive into that one. So far, sewing again has felt wonderful! I haven’t lost as much knowledge as I thought I had. That feels great!