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I’m back to sewing. I did some sewing as a young teenager. There were a lot of baby doll dresses, a wild red jump suit, which some of you might remember. Then there was a bias cut sundress that just would not come out right. I have recently learned people call that a “wadder”. After that I didn’t sew much. I made a few bags without patterns, and once I designed a skirt. It actually came out pretty wearable. It was a pencil skirt made from light weight gray canvas with slits on both sides.

This skirt is the opposite. It’s a bright pink baby wale corduroy poofy mini.

I’m not sure how flattering it actually is, but I wanted to start my sewing renaissance with the simplest project. I don’t think you get any simpler than the elastic waste skirt. I’m trying to be really systematic about learning to sew again, so I don’t run into game ending frustrations. I’m also attempting to be very patient and follow all instructions exactly. This pattern is a Sew New Learning the Basics pattern, so it has extra instructions that most patterns don’t have, like ironing each seam after you stitch it. Doing so seemed to give the skirt a more polished, crisp feel. Overall I’m happy with how the skirt came out. The sandals are Kors Michael Kors. I found them at Buffalo Exchange a few weeks ago. I LOVE them and have been wearing them all the time.

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Ooops I did it again. I took another super long skirt and tacked the hem to the inside of the waistband thus making a bubble skirt. Done, and done. And yes, if you look very closely, you’ll see there are elephants in the pattern!

Okay, because you asked so nicely, you can have a detail shot.

This was a really long skirt. I just tacked the hem to the inside of the waist band to make a bubble skirt, a kind of maxi-mini.