Fabric: Light-weight Home Decor from Michael Miller (???)
Pattern: Self Drafted! Yay!
Notions: Elastic for the waist
Time to complete: 2 hours
First worn: Today to work
Wear again? Yes! Yes! Yes!
Total price: Maybe $10 (???)
I love and hate this time of year. I love it because spring brings all the nicer weather, longer days, soothing rain, and pretty flowers. I love it because it signifies that my long, tiring, but very fulfilling school year is coming to an end. I hate it all the same. The nicer weather unleashes my inner procrastinator, leaving me with piles of papers to read. The longer days are just an illusion as my workload increases this time of year preparing students for their AP tests and final exams. And don’t even get me started on those pretty flowers! The ones that give me itchy eyes and a sneeze face that even my grandmother would laugh at. Needless to say, my sewing has had to take a back seat to my job responsibilities, and up until Monday night I was really kind of depressed about it and felt as if I had lost all hope of being inspired.
Then I looked at the wordpress dashboard and noticed that I had the theme of the week wrong (I had thought it was the family inspiration). Circle skirts?!?!? That lovely, amazing, fantastical circle skirt! I knew it would only take my a few hours and I knew that I had to have something in my closet that would work out fabric wise. Oddly enough, I didn’t have much except for this light-weight home decor fabric. I had purchased it originally in order to make it into some kitchen curtains, but our design went in a different direction. I thanked the gods that I kept it after my recent purge, I got my shiz together, and started tracing my measurements. By the end of The Voice I had my circle skirt all sewed up and ready to wear to school the next day.
It’s funny how all the ups and downs of daily life can squash all inspiration, create writer’s block, and destroy ability to move forward. I would have never ever guessed in a million years that a simple lil’ circle skirt would be my remedy. AND I forgot the best part: all day–this damn dreary day–I couldn’t pass a single person without them commenting on how cute my skirt and or outfit was. Talk about a well needed pick-me-up!