If I thought I could quickly put together a skirt for the cooler weather in one day, I was mistaken. This seemed like an easy project, yet took alot of fidgeting, to get the look how I envisioned.
This pattern is Kwik Sew 3362, and is decribed as a skirt with curved panels. Originally, the skirt was too big around the hips (I made a size small), then I had to alter the zipper insertion, while I was altering the size. It took me a few days. I had to put it down and look at it with "new eyes" to think what to do next. Even after I finished the skirt, I just let it sit around for quite a while. This is unlike me. Normally, I can't wait to wear it--and test it for comfort, durability, ect.
~My maternal grandmother wore a dress/skirt every day of her life (that I recall). Only on the coldest days would I see her wear a pair of pants UNDERNEATH her dress. Yes, she still managed to wear a dress, just with pants! I always told myself, that I would try and wear skirts/dresses as much as I could--I do love them. I had such respect and love for her, that even when she was in her 70's, she was modeling behavior for me that would last my lifetime. I love that. We can learn so much from older generations. So much. I often say, I wish I had just five more minutes with my grandparents. Just five more minutes.
~So here is yet another skirt that I will wear in our--colder than cold winters. I wanted to create something that will keep my legs warm when the wind is sharp...(Also, I am finishing up a cord mini--to share soon).