Summer Skirt

Happy Midsummer Day to you all! In our home, we leave a little tea party for the fairies tonight. They have been very obliging with little gifts in the past, so we hope to be able to share them with you tomorrow!

Since it's now officially summer, I felt that I really needed some new attire befitting the season, and so I present the first of what I plan to be a series of at least five new summer skirts:

skirt again

I whipped this one out on Tuesday night, and added the ruffle in a bit of mojito-induced slap-happiness which kicked in when I noticed that the two fabrics coordinated perfectly. (Is inebriated sewing recommended? Don't answer that question ~ I assure you it is purely rhetorical.) By the next morning, I was feeling a bit of ruffle regret. But I think I like it now. So, not to worry.


Then I added one of my most cherished vintage buttons to the waistband, for good measure:


Now all that's left for me to do (besides making the other four skirts, I mean), is to kick back, put my feet up,

feet up

and enjoy a bit of this:

a boy & his beagle

Happy Summer!

{Edited: The skirt "pattern" is a simple straight skirt with a zipper and button waistband, which I made using the instructions in Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics.}