I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Summer and some warmer temperatures, but in the meantime, I am trying not to rush through Spring and all of it's glory. This morning I went for a walk in the rain and loved every moment of it!! The freshness of the air and the beauty of everything in bloom warmed my heart.
Another thing that has warmed my heart lately is this HOT PINK color and it is so perfect for Spring!! I've really stayed away from this color in my wardrobe because this color next to my face makes me look sickly!! It seriously is not a good color on me but I just couldn't resist buying this necklace a couple of years ago.
It has been sitting alone, in my closet, begging for something to be worn with it, so I decided to try a HOT PINK pencil skirt to go with it and I really feel a rush of energy when I wear it!! I'm glad I decided to just go for it with this one! I've offset the pink with this white blouse so that the color is not right up against my face. This is a great trick to wearing colors that may not be super flattering for you! You can also infuse an outfit with non-flattering colors though accessories such as a necklace, earrings, scarf, purse, shoes, bottoms just be sure to keep your best colors close to your face. Play around with color and see what you like best!
This skirt is soooooo EASY to make and can be pulled together in about and hour!! If you're wanting something fun for church or a weekend brunch, then following these simple steps and whip one up this weekend!!
You will need:
1 yd of fabric (preferably something with a bit of stretch. I used a stretch sateen/denim)
1 9 inch zipper
Either a straight skirt pattern, or another skirt you want to trace
This skirt has no waistband so you only need a skirt front piece and two skirt back pieces.
For a little more shape to your skirt, as in--- not as straight as a pencil--- you can cut some shape right into the skirt. I've made a few of these over the years and I like to start tapering the skirt in just past the fullest part of my thighs, down toward the knee area. Because it is stretch fabric, I didn't need to put in a slit which makes this even easier to sew!!
After you have cut out your skirt pieces, sew darts in the skirt front, and each of the skirt back pieces. The darts will help give shape to the waist area.
Sew the back pieces together at the center seam only. Insert your zipper along this seam. (I need to snip the stray threads!)
Sew the back and front together at the side seams
Now you need to roll the top edge over and stitch it down. I ran my edges through my serger then folded it over one time instead of rolling the hem. Either way is fine.
Do the same thing for the hem. I opted to to do just one row of stitching but a nice double needle stitch would create a nice finish as well. Give it all a good press with a warm iron on the inside of the skirt, and you are done!!!
Dress it up with some great accessories and go dance in the rain!!!