It has been fairly hot in Melbourne this week, so I decided to make myself a new skirt. Most of the ones in my wardrobe are getting a bit old, and I am sick of them! To tell you the truth, I drafted the pattern and cut out the pieces for this skirt during the last heatwave we had, but that is as far as I got. When I found out that the heat was on the way back, I worked quickly to finish this one off and managed to finish it in time for yesterday, which ended up being 40C.
I used this pattern from What Did She Do Today?. The pattern is fairly straightforward, I used the pieced version, but alternated my fabrics instead of using the same one all the way around. I had a tiny bit of trouble with the waistband, but that is probably because I am a newbie! I did find I had to add some more on to them and the ties still could have been longer in my opinion, but I will keep that in mind for next time. I love this skirt so much I already have plans to make another one using the butterfly and floral materials below. Can you believe I bought them on two completely different ocassions? They match so well it was like they were made for each other! I think on this one I am going to use the same fabric all around except for on the flap, like the pattern suggests, but we will see.
I've also made a little bit of progress on the Ragged Squares quilt that I have planned. I have cut out all the squares and 'randomly' assigned which squares are going together, but I haven't figured out where they are going in the overall scheme of things yet. But still, progress is good!