Monday, April 23, 2012
Long Skirt For Long Spring Chill
It seems that the cold weather will never go away, we were tricked into a summer-like kind of day a few times and then it all fell back into cold days again and again.To me this season is the most confusing season to get dress, the heavy clothes feel too warm, the light clothes feel too cold.
I'm not kind of a layer-girl, my mind does not work well with putting too many pieces on my body - too complicated! Finding a single piece that does a good work to cover my body is always challenging to me.
And this one skirt is my luck recently, last time I went to the garment district, I found this soft chambray cotton for $5 a yard, I bought it for two yards knowing it's gonna make a beautiful long full skirt, and yes, it was. I used up the whole two yards with 57" in width. The fabric itself makes perfect full skirt, the length is also perfect just to cover the feet, and not sweeping the floor, which I love.
My first attention was to make it as as a summer skirt judging from the fabric, which is kind of light, it ended up made such a perfect skirt for the spring chill as well.
It is light for summer breeze, and warm enough for spring chill, now that's my happy skirt.
I can wear only this skirt with long sleeves in the house and go out running errands in chilly days without extra layers in a flash...Love that! Just like they say, when buying store clothes, "Once it fits, grab every colors they have." I'll look for more fabric and make more of this.