to go with the boots.
I've been wanting a new winter skirt to go with my new birthday boots. I bought some charcoal gray checked corduroy a while back, but didn't have time to sew the skirt. My first priority was Halloween. And then Spenser's birthday party. And a few other things in there. Including not wanting to sew anything after Matt and Caitlin's accident.
Saturday (our first soccer-free Saturday in months) was the day. It was rainy, which gave me the perfect excuse to sew while Joe and the boys watched movies.
The "pattern" is from Sew What! Skirts. It's the fitted A-line with a side zipper.
(I added three vintage buttons in front of the side zipper.)
While I really, really, really love this skirt and it turned out almost exactly as I imagined it, it's too big. Even with a few alterations to the skirt, I still didn't take enough in. It's not the book's fault. It's mine. I've made the wrap skirt from the book several times in the past and had my measurements written down, I took the lazy route and didn't measure myself again. I'm hoping it's because I've been running and slimming down, but I just don't know. Maybe when I made the wrap skirt I had big breakfast and/or lunch.
I still wore it to church, but it fit so low on my hips that it was a little uncomfortable. I can almost take the skirt off without pulling down the zipper. I don't know if I'll just live with it as it is, take it apart and make it smaller, or make a new one. It cost less than $9 to make it. The corduroy was half-price, I had the zipper and buttons.
* * * Things to remember and ponder: * * *
Taylor brought home his first report card from middle school. He made the Honor Roll, even with taking all accelerated classes. The school is holding a reception on Friday morning for all Honor Roll students. Woo-hoo, Taylor! Although I'm not surprised, Mr. Smarty Pants.
Yesterday at church, Caitlin's father shared a poem with me that he wrote for her private graveside service. It was a beautiful tribute in honor of Caitlin's life and her many wonderful attributes. I have pondered his words all night. It was so beautifully written. And it just described all of Caitlin's wonderful qualities. It just makes me want to write something about each of my children now. Maybe for their birthdays. And maybe add to it every year.