Per my last post my sewing space is all cleaned up, and my plan was to sew during the coming week. The weekend has been busy, and I didn’t think I’d manage to take time out to sew before Monday or Tuesday. This morning I woke up at 4:00 and started my day…a busy one. It was several hours before time for me to leave the house, and I could hear my reclaimed space calling my name so around 5:30 I decided to whip up a 5 minute skirt to pair with a shrug I wanted to wear to church.
(I’m a pretty fast sewer, and the skirt took me about 45 minutes with just one short tea break about midway. I’ve made this skirt in the past, and I did not expect to be finished in 5 minutes BUT each time I make this style I wonder why Amy the Angry Chicken calls it the 5-minute skirt. :)) This is not an uncommon question. (Yes, I know I just used a double negative…phrasing the last sentence any other way just didn’t work.) I posted my skirt-making intentions on Facebook and before long a friend asked “how do you make a 5 minute skirt?” Maybe if Amy sees this post she’ll answer the question.
The pattern used to make this skirt is made by the sewer…in this case yours truly. The directions are easy to follow and the pattern simple to make. I made one sometime last year and had the foresight to put it away in a safe place…a safe place I could actually find so this morning I was able to skip that step. :) It’s a perfect summertime skirt. It’s both comfortable and modest, and I always get lots of compliments when I wear one made by this method.
Here’s a picture of the finished skirt…it is a reflection in a plate-glass door so the quality is not great…but good enough to see the easy drape of the skirt. If you enjoy wearing skirts…this is a simple one to make and a great way to add a few new skirts to your wardrobe.
Until next time…
From the Martha Pullen email newsletter, July 1, 2002:
The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path.